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Beat Generation

The same old routines, over and over.

Sep 14, 2009, Vol. 14, No. 48 • By ZACK MUNSON
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It is true that many of Paul Krassner's ideas about drugs, sex, and obscenity have been assimilated into the mainstream culture in the last four decades, and yet he remains a fringe figure, relegated to the fever swamps of left-wing bloggerdom. When he asks Who's to Say What's Obscene?, what he means to say, as Peter Coyote suggests, is that nothing is. Most people, fortunately, still disagree.

Zach Munson is a writer and comedian.