Gore Vidal, the iconoclastic writer, savvy analyst and imperious gadfly on the national conscience, has died. He was 86. He was also to pen a novel « Creation » set in ancient persia during the reign of King Xerxes 1st which ambitioned to present the Persian Empire in a more positive light than the one depicted by the deemed world’s first historian: Herodotus. (Source: persianrealm.com)
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