Norman Mailer Was Not a Liberal, Okay?

mailer092908 Norman Mailer Was Not a Liberal, Okay?From The New Yorker‘s collection of letters written by Norman Mailer to everyone from his parents to Jackie Kennedy to William F. Buckley and Don DeLillo:

To the Editor of Playboy
December 21, 1962
Dear Sir,
I wish you hadn’t billed the debate between William Buckley and myself as a meeting between a conservative and a liberal. I don’t care if people call me a radical, a rebel, a red, a revolutionary, an outsider, an outlaw, a Bolshevik, an anarchist, a nihilist, or even a left conservative, but please don’t ever call me a liberal.
Yours,
Norman Mailer