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The Best Man [Play] by Gore Vidal
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The Best Man [Play] (1960)

by Gore Vidal

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  kutheatre | Jun 7, 2015 |
Many readers will probably find this clash between the intellectual statesman and the conservative demagogue more relevant now than when it was written. Although my personal political views would differ markedly from Vidal's, I still think it is well crafted. My personal favorite character is the ex-president probably based loosely on Truman. ( )
  antiquary | May 13, 2008 |
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Story of two candidates for their party's presidential nomination. One is an intellectual with a sense of morality, the other an opportunist who would win at all costs. The deciding factor is the endorsement of the out-going president who thrives on political in-fighting and deplores indecision.… (more)

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