“I found out how emphatically I disapprove of stealing or any criminal activities. I mean criminal, not illegal. Whether performed by criminals, or by police, or by anybody—that is, crimes against property and person of others. Brainwashing, thought control, etc. is the vilest form of crime against the person of another.” —William S. Burroughs

Gary Indiana reads a letter crafted by William S. Burroughs to Allen Ginsberg at the 1995 PEN America event “Literary Gossip and Romance.”