Who threw potato salad at CCNY lecturers on Dadaism

from Allen Ginsberg – Howl on Rap Genius

Meaning

Dadaism is an artistic movement in the 20th century that is characterized by cynicism and rejection of conventional Western ideals. It was a reaction against the horrors of World War I, which the Dadaists believed to be a direct result of capitalist, materialistic society.

This line also serves to further immortalize Ginsberg’s close friend Carl Solomon, who threw potato salad at a City College of New York lecturer while he was a student there.

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