A reply to my critics

The author of "My Name Is George, and I'm an Alcoholic" clarifies his views.

By Ranted by Cary Tennis
Published August 9, 2001 8:00AM (EDT)

Steeped in the rough-and-tumble spoken-word movement, boiled in punk rock, roasted in alcohol, pressure-cooked in American literature and turned like a newel post on the lathe of American journalism, Cary Tennis brings his angry oratory on arts, politics and culture to Salon every other Thursday.

This week, in a reply to readers who disapproved of his recent Salon cover story, "My Name is George, and I'm an Alcoholic," he mounts a spirited defense of the First Amendment.

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