THE MICHIGAN DAILY
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University Theatre Program
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Vidal imparts s
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friend Kenneth Galbraith does
the job on the economy in 30I
Vidal t h e n proceeded to
skewer, with acerbic wit, the
military, the presidency, popu-
lation woes and American poli-
tics in general.
"What we have in this coun-
try is socialism for the rich and
free enterprise for the poor. It's
an unusual combination."si
our national income on the
army. We have been, in effect,
a garrison state for the past 33
years. And we wonder why the
rest of the world looks on us as,
"WE CAN CUT the defense
budget by 10 per cent and still
leave the world free for ITT to
operate in. I propose we cut it
"A larger army only means
were largely unconcerned by ' One woman, barely able to
economic matters, and then at- control, herself through the lec-
tacked the office more broadly. ! ture, finally called, "Do -you
"Presidents like throwing the have anything positive to say?"
first baseball, shaking hands The comment received applause
and seeing crowds. We should from the audience.
indulge them while they're in
office. H o w e v e r, we should| "WOULD YOU like me to get
leave serious business to ser- up here with six pledges of
ious people." allegiance and a large photo of
Mount Rushmore behind me?"
Vidal got a rise outof his Vidal responded. "There are
audience when he proposed many problems in this country,
limiting peoples sacred right including the spirit behind your
to produce as many replicas ofstemn.
themselves as possible" through saeet
governmental licenses for par- 'T h e exchange continued
enthood. through the luncheon following
.: NOV. 13 &14
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Vidal. you're going to have to use it,"
he said, and then gave an
AFTER TERMING our police unflattering d e s c r i p t i o n of
"the most corrupt in the America's military genius.
world," Vidal t a c k 1 e di the "Generals like small wars,
country's secret agencies. . they get a little nervous about
"They've been spying for the big ones," he said. "I might
years on Americans whose poli- be a little more tolerant if they
tics did not please J. Edgar won one of these little wars, but
Hoover, a man who hated com- that seems to be beyond their
mies, blacks and women in that cap abilities. They just like com-
order." motion, activity."
Criticizing the economy, Vidal:
said, "We're wasting a" third of' HE CL AI M ED presidents
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CHARLES OWEN, Conductor
EDGARD VARESE lonisation
IANNIS XENAKIS Persephossa
U-M Wind Ensemble
HARRY McTERRY, Conductor
WILLIAM ALBRIGHT Foils
JOHN RAHN Deloumenon
LORETTA JANKOWSKI Todesband*
"THERE ALREADY are lim-
its," Vidal argued, "you're not
allowed to have more than one
husband or wife at a time. A
Moslem would find that chill-
While most speakers find.
audience hostility threatening,
Vidal revelled in it, greeting
angry responses with a satis-
Vidal's speech, where the au-
thor was quizzed on his famous
feuds, his attitudes on mar-
riage and, again, politics.
"What's it like to know
you're on TV and that 40 million
people are watching you?" one
Swomen asked. Mike Wallace
and the film crew of "60 Min-
utes" were filming during the
"IT'S BLISS," Vidal replied.
"Just me, the camera, and my
And, inevitably, someone
asked, "Can't you resist putting
down other peonle who don't
agree with you? When will you
respect other people's opin-
"You put a finger on my weak
spot," Vidal answered cheer-
fully. "I go out into the world
only to haye my prejudices con-
firmed. That makes me differ-
ent from all of you."
Here's looking at you, kid
Surely one can empathize with this giraffe housed in an
amusement park in Jackson, N.J. If people. gawked and
pointed cameras in your direction all day wouldn't you'stare
back once in a while?
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