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Poet Ginsberg Debates His Father About Drug Use

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Poet Ginsberg Debates His Father About Drug Use

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Poet Ginsberg Debates His Father About Drug Use

Poet Ginsberg Debates His Father About Drug Use

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Allen Ginsberg talks to his father about the relationship between drugs and violence. Ginsberg sees the state as the source of drug-related aggression. Ginsberg's father argues that drugs rob the personality and "embezzle the development" of youth. This story originally ran on May 3, 1971.