July 02, 2003
Amiri Baraka shown the door

Arma Virumque: The New Criterion's weblog links to this story in The New York Times, which discusses the decision of the New Jersey assembly to eliminate the state's poet laureate post, currently occupied by the loathsome Amiri Baraka.

After Baraka wrote "Somebody Blew Up America", a ranting, incoherent screed against Americans (and Israelis), Governor James McGreevey demanded that Baraka resign. He refused, so the assembly took action.

posted on July 02, 2003 10:02 PM


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