Quote for the day

“Would there be any freedom of press or speech if one must reduce his vocabulary to vapid innocuous euphemisms?”

-Judge Clayton Horn in ruling that Allen Ginsburg’s poem, Howl, was not legally obscene.

One Response to Quote for the day

  1. jo says:

    angelheaded hipsters burning for the ancient heavenly connection to the
    starry dynamo in the machinery of night,

    who let themselves be fucked in the ass by saintly motorcyclists, and
    screamed with joy

    This is worth reading for the full story (don’t want to link to it): Howl on Trial: The Battle for Free Expression by Bill Morgan and Nancy Peters (City Lights)

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