A trailer can be seen here:
He was already noticing the all surveillance police state back in the days of the Truman administration, in which he thinks it really began.
This fits into the trilogy of works that this month have boomeranged my sense of history back to the Civil Rights and Vietnam era: Katharine Graham's Personal History, the 1988 - 1991 China Beach from ABC,
and Selma, about Martin Luther King, the march from Selma to Montgomery for voting rights. They've hit me hard, because of the contemporary escalating police violence and white supremacy and racism. The scenes in The United States of Amnesia of the Chicago cops rioting at the Democratic Convention back in 1968.
Would that we still had Vidal speaking and writing today, and many many more like him. For what he did see and understand and warn us of, I forgive him his scurrilous mendacities about General and President Grant.
How beautiful he was as a boy, youth and young man, and how elegant and handsome he was in his middle age and early old age. And always, sharp and well-informed.
Gore Vidal: The United States of Amnesia, is available streaming from Netflix.