WHAT DID EZRA POUND REALLY SAY?
By Michael Collins Piper
From 1945 through 1958 America’s iconoclastic poet–the flamboyant Ezra Pound, one of the most influential individuals of his generation–was held in a Washington, D.C. mental institution, accused of treason. Pound had merely done what he had always done–spoken his mind. Unfortunately for Pound, however, he had made the error of criticizing the American government in a series of broadcasts from Italy during World War II. For that he was made to pay the price. Was Pound a traitor–or a prophet? Read his words and judge for yourself.