It was on this date, January 12, 1954, that radio “shock jock” Howard Allan Stern, the self-proclaimed “King of All Media,” was born in Jackson Heights, NY. Both of his parents are Jewish, and although Howard Stern occasionally accompanies them to religious worship, he has demonstrated less than full allegiance to Judaism.
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Originally published January 2003 by Ronald Bruce Meyer.
In her 1991 Nobel lecture, Gordimer makes a brilliant if veiled charge, using theistic language, that writers are more powerful with their words than religions are with their dogmas.