Lawrence Ferlinghetti — American Poet born on March 24, 1919,

Lawrence Monsanto Ferlinghetti is an American poet, painter, liberal activist, and the co-founder of City Lights Booksellers & Publishers. Author of poetry, translations, fiction, theatre, art criticism, and film narration, he is best known for A Coney Island of the Mind, a collection of poems that has been translated into nine languages, with sales of more than one million copies... (wikipedia)

Southern California, where the American Dream came too true.
I'd ban all automobiles from the central part of the city. You see, the automobile was just a passing fad. It's got to go. It's got to go a long way from here.
Anyone who saw Nagasaki would suddenly realize that they'd been kept in the dark by the United States government as to what atomic bombs can do.
Freedom of speech is always under attack by Fascist mentality, which exists in all parts of the world, unfortunately.
I think if there's a great depression there might be some hope.

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