Vidal: And they demonized the word "liberal". We were a liberal republic to start with. What does the word "liberal" mean? It comes from those who favour legislation tending toward greater democracy. So, if you don't like liberals, you don't like democracy.
The man is a true gem and I certainly agree with this quote (not from that interview) also:
"[t]here is only one party in the United States, the Property Party...and it has two right wings: Republican and Democrat. Republicans are a bit stupider, more rigid, more doctrinaire in their laissez-faire capitalism than the Democrats, who are cuter, prettier, a bit more corrupt—until recently... and more willing than the Republicans to make small adjustments when the poor, the black, the anti-imperialists get out of hand. But, essentially, there is no difference between the two parties."