I Saw the Best Socialists of My Generation Cancel Allen Ginsberg

by James Cactus

He’s written worse, but the line “I smoke marijuana every chance that I get” should in a just world be adequate to condemn Allen Ginsberg to hell and obscurity.

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The Rise of Red Lit: Where It Is and How to Write It

by James Cactus

I don’t know where this stuff is coming from. You can’t track it with hard numbers. Or maybe you can, but there’s certainly no one doing the polling. But it’s there, and it’s growing, and it’s more than what’s ignored in the Nation (till it ain’t), or what’s inexplicable in the Baffler (except it’s good), or there is every month in Monthly Review (there’s always more).

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