Michael Savage’s Poet-Loving Past


Yesterday’s item about radio yakker Michael Savage and his dismissal of autism as “an overdiagnosed medical condition” jarred our memories a bit. Wasn’t there something unusual, something uncharacteristic about him that we had discussed before? In fact, there was, and we wrote about it way back in our September issue of 2003! Seems that Savage (aka Michael Weiner) was once a close friend and pen-pal of Beat poet Allen Ginsberg. It took a search of the Howl author’s collected letters at Stanford University to discover just how close:

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