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This summer, the left lost two very different intellectuals -- Gore Vidal and Jeff Lustig. One shaped how we see the United States in the world; the other influenced how we view the Golden State. In this audio from the archives, Vidal discusses science, why not to attend university, Harry Truman, sex, and the Kennedys. The dean of California studies, Jeff Lustig, along with co-author Lenny Goldberg, talks about the challenges that California faces and their origins in political questions of wealth, power, land values, and taxes.