FBI on Allen Ginsberg: "bizarre" and "extremely eccentric" but not dangerous
The FBI kept a file on Allen Ginsberg from 1963 to 1971, documenting his political activism, sex life, travels overseas, and career in poetry. In response to a Freedom of Information Act request filed in 2012, the FBI released 89 pages of investigative documents this week. Here are some highlights:
The FBI concluded that Ginsberg was "bizarre" but shouldn't be added to the “Security Index” of potentially dangerous individuals:
On Ginsberg's participation in political demonstrations promoting the legalization of marijuana:
On Ginsberg's response to the question: "Why is there so much homosexuality in your poetry?":
My name is Allen Ginsberg and I sleep with whoever I want.
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