‘We do have inveterate antipathy for communism — or paranoia as I like to put it,’ young Gore wrote to his father. He went on to consider the policy implications of this American Cold War obsession. ‘My own belief is that this form of psychological ailment — in this case a national — leads the victim to actually create the thing which is feared the most. It strikes me that this is precisely what the U.S. has been doing. Creating — and if not creating, energetically supporting — fascist, totalitarian regimes in the name of fighting totalitarianism. Greece, South Vietnam, a good deal of Latin America. For me, the best example of all is the U.S. Army.’ Al Gore
The New Yorker, 11/28/94