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Michael Savage
Born Michael Alan Weiner
March 31, 1942 (1942-03-31) (age 67)
The Bronx, NY.
Residence San Francisco, CA.
Nationality American
Education Ph.D., Nutritional Ethnomedicine
M.A., Anthropology
M.A., Ethnobotany
B.A., Sociology and Education
Occupation Radio talk show host
Commentator
Author
Employer Talk Radio Network
Known for Political Commentary
Political party Independent
Religion Jewish
Spouse(s) Janet Weiner
Children Russell Weiner
Website
www.michaelsavage.wnd.com
Notes

Michael Alan Weiner (born March 31, 1942), better known by his pseudonym Michael Savage, is an American radio host, author, and conservative political commentator. He is the host of The Savage Nation, a nationally-syndicated talk show that airs throughout the United States on Talk Radio Network. The Savage Nation has a very large audience, ranging from 8 to 10 million listeners on 350 stations across United States, making his show the third largest radio talk show in the country.[2] He holds master's degrees in medical botany and medical anthropology and he earned a Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley, in nutritional ethnomedicine. As Michael Weiner, he has written books on herbal medicine and homeopathy. As Michael Savage, he has written four New York Times-bestselling political books.[3][4][5][6]

Savage has summarized his political philosophy in three words: borders, language, and culture. Some, including Savage himself, have characterized his views as conservative nationalism,[7] while critics have characterized them as "fostering extremism or hatred."[8] He outspokenly opposes illegal immigration to the United States, supports the English-only movement and argues that Liberalism and Progressivism are degrading American culture. Although his radio delivery is usually characterized as confrontational and politically themed, some of his show involves ruminating on topics such as medicine, nutrition, music, literature, history, theology, philosophy, culture (food, books, movies), and personal anecdotes.

Contents

Early life

Savage was born Michael Alan Weiner in the Bronx, to Benjamin and Rae, and he comes from Jewish[1][9][10] heritage. He described his childhood as difficult, due to his father's "gruff and profane" personality and frequent verbal abuse.[1] His father died of a heart attack in his fifties.

After graduating from Jamaica High School,[11] Savage attended Queens College, where he earned a bachelor's degree in education and sociology. After college Savage taught high school for several years in New York City. His first marriage to Carol Ely in 1964 ended in divorce, and he remarried after meeting his current wife Janet in 1967. His first wife says that she became pregnant twice and aborted both pregnancies over Savage's objections.[1] During this time Savage also worked for famous psychedelic drug advocate Timothy Leary as keeper of the stone gatehouse on Leary's Millbrook estate. Leary hired him to the post because Savage did not use LSD himself.[1] Savage then earned two master's degrees in ethnobotany and anthropology from the University of Hawaii. He obtained a Ph.D. in 1978 from the University of California, Berkeley, in nutritional ethnomedicine.[12] His thesis was titled Nutritional Ethnomedicine in Fiji, although he has repeatedly stated that his Ph.D. is in Epidemiology. Savage spent many years researching botany in the South Pacific and has a background in alternative medicine. As a result of being outside of the US, Savage was not subject to the Vietnam draft. While in the South Pacific, he became fascinated with the 19th-century sailor Charles Savage, who was believed to be the first man to bring firearms to Fiji.[13]

Savage and his second wife have two children, a daughter and a son; his son, Russell, is the founder of the company that produces the Rockstar energy drink, where Janet serves as chief financial officer.[1]

Shift in philosophy

Savage introduced himself to certain writers in the North Beach area of San Francisco in the early 1970s.[14] He befriended and traveled with Beat poets Allen Ginsberg and Lawrence Ferlinghetti. Stephen Schwartz, also an acquaintance of Savage from this time, reported Savage possessed a photograph of himself and Ginsberg swimming naked in Hawaii and used the photograph as sort of a "calling card."[1][14] Savage maintained a correspondence with Ginsberg consisting of ten letters and a trio of postcards across four years, which is maintained with Ginsberg's papers at Stanford University.[1][15] One letter asked for Ginsberg and Ferlinghetti to come do a poetry reading, so others could "hear and see and know why I adore your public image."[10] One postcard mentions his desire to photograph Ginsberg in a provocative way, though Savage states that this correspondence is actually a forgery created by homosexual detractors.[1] Another acquaintance was poet and author Neeli Cherkovski, who says Savage dreamed of becoming a stand-up comic in the mold of Lenny Bruce.[1] On his radio show, Savage confirmed this desire but compared this with his desire, as a child, to become a cowboy.

Around 1980, an acquaintance, Robert Cathcart, says in his private conversations with Savage he knew him to have conservative political views.[14] Schwartz stated Savage became alienated from the North Beach scene in the early 1980s. Savage had intense arguments with his liberal friends.[14] When asked about his shift in politics and other views, Savage replied, "I was once a child; I am now a man."[10] Savage has cited many occurrences in his life that helped shape his conservative views. Savage states that his opinions on welfare were partly shaped by his first job out of college as a social worker.[16] He described one incident in which his supervisor had him deliver a check to a welfare client to furnish their apartment, while his apartment was furnished with cardboard boxes.[17] Another turning point occurred for him as a writer of health and nutrition books in the 1980s, when he experienced "political opposition" after making the suggestion that the closure of homosexual bathhouses might be necessary in response to the emerging AIDS epidemic.[18] In 1994, in what he called "the last straw," his final health and nutrition manuscript, Immigrants and Epidemics, was rejected by publishers for being inflammatory.[19] In 1996, Savage applied to become the Dean of the Graduate School of Journalism at the University of California, Berkeley. The University instead selected award-winning journalist and China scholar Orville Schell. Savage sued the University, contending he was discriminated against because he was a conservative.[20] Savage later dropped the lawsuit.[21]

Career as commentator

Radio show

The rejection of his 1994 manuscript prompted him to record a demo tape with a mock radio talk show about illegal immigrants and epidemics. He mailed this tape to 250 radio stations in an attempt to change careers and become a radio talk show host.[14][17] On March 21, 1994, Savage began his radio career on KGO (a San Francisco news/talk radio station) as a fill-in host for the liberal Ray Taliaferro. Less than a year later he was given a weekday show on KGO's sister station, KSFO.

At the time, his slogan was "To the right of Rush and to the left of God." On January 1, 1995, he was given his own show during the drive-time hours. The show quickly became a local hit. During his time at KSFO, Savage reached #1 in Arbitron ratings among both adult men and women over 18 during afternoon drive-time in San Francisco and became top talk host in his timeslot in Northern California.[22] In 1999, he came to the attention of the Talk Radio Network, based in Oregon, which currently syndicates his The Savage Nation radio program.

As of the fall of 2006, Savage has 8-10 million listeners per week,[23] making his show the third most widely heard broadcast in the United States. Savage calls his listeners "literate callers with intelligence, wit, and energy." He says that he tries to make a show that has a "...hard edge combined with humor and education...Those who listen to me say they hear a bit of Plato, Henry Miller, Jack Kerouac, Moses, Jesus, and Frankenstein."[22] Mark de la Viña of the San Jose Mercury News wrote of Savage, "In contrast to Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity and Laura Schlessinger, Bay Area-based Savage mixes conservative diatribe and blunt observations with acerbic humor and a gift of gab. It has propelled him to the top of radio talk-show ratings as well as bestseller book lists."[10]

On September 10, 2009, KNEW-AM (910 KHz) in Savage's home market of San Francisco announced that it was dropping the Michael Savage program and replacing him with John and Ken from sister station KFI-AM (640 KHz)/Los Angeles. John Scott, program director of KNEW said in an e-mail that the station was headed "...in a different philosophical and ideological direction, featuring more contemporary content and more local information, The Savage Nation does not fit into that vision."[24] The show has since moved to KSTE (650 KHz) in the Sacramento market.

On January 22, 2010, Savage revealed to his audience that a writer for the publication Playboy Magazine had contacted him via email to do a lengthy interview for its publication and asked his listeners if he should accept the offer. Savage had also asked his audience for their opinion prior to consenting to a profile interview by Kelefa Sanneh of The New Yorker publication; Savage eventually accepted that offer and the New Yorker profile was published in August of 2009. During the show, Savage read from personal emails between him and the Playboy writer, as he did prior to the New Yorker interview, who admitted to being a listener of the Savage Nation but a critic of the profile done by The New Yorker. The writer also stated that the purpose of the interview was to "rattle" Playboy's readers. As of January 22, 2010, Savage had yet to inform his audience if he had accepted or rejected the Playboy offer.

MSNBC television show

Savage was hired by MSNBC president Erik Sorenson to do a one-hour show beginning March 8, 2003, despite Savage's previous criticism of the network in his book The Savage Nation and the objections of NBC employees like anchor Tom Brokaw, who asked NBC executives, "Is this the sort of man who embodies the values of NBC?"[15] Sorenson, at the time, called Savage "brash, passionate and smart," and promised that he would provide "compelling opinion and analysis with an edge."[25]

From the very beginning of his stint at MSNBC, the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) urged the show's sponsors to stop advertising on the show. Savage did not sue GLAAD, but Talk Radio Network Inc. (TRN), which syndicated his radio show, did sue the owners of three small noncommercial websites that had criticized Savage and endorsed the call for advertisers to withdraw their support for the show. The suit alleged that the defendants had caused Savage financial damage by interfering with his relationship with advertisers, had used material from The Michael Savage Show without permission, and had spread "false and malicious" information about Savage.[26] The suit was brought in Illinois, the location of Culligan, a company that stopped advertising with TRN.[27] Public Citizen undertook the legal defense of the owners of savagestupidity.com.[28] Savage also contended before the National Arbitration Forum that the "savagestupidity.com" and "michaelsavagesucks.com" domain names were "confusingly similar" to his own "michaelsavage.com", and that he should be given those domain names.[29] Several months after filing the lawsuit, TRN withdrew it without obtaining any concessions from the defendants.[30] The National Arbitration Forum ruled against Savage's claim.[31]

Four months later, on July 7, Savage was fired from his MSNBC television show after remarks made in response to a caller, later identified as prank caller Bob Foster, who insulted Savage's teeth. Savage then asked if Foster was a "sodomite", to which the caller answered, "Yes, I am." Savage then said to the caller,

Oh, so you're one of those sodomites. You should only get AIDS and die, you pig; how's that? Why don't you see if you can sue me, you pig? You got nothing better to do than to put me down, you piece of garbage? You got nothing to do today? Go eat a sausage, and choke on it. Get trichinosis. Now do we have another nice caller here who's busy because he didn't have a nice night in the bathhouse who's angry at me today? Put another, put another sodomite on....no more calls?...I don't care about these bums; they mean nothing to me. They're all sausages.[32][33]

The day after being fired, Savage apologized on his radio program and on his website. He explained that he believed that MSNBC had gone to commercial to cover the gaffe of the attempted sabotage by a prank caller and that he was off the air at the time of the offensive comments, despite that clips of the segment shows Savage going to commercial after he made the comments. He also said his remarks were meant only to insult the caller, not all people with AIDS.[34]

Personal views

Michael Savage calls himself an "independent-minded individualist" and says that he "fits no stereotype."[35] Savage criticizes big government, homosexuality and activism on some issues, and Liberalism, accuses the media of liberal bias, and champions environmentalism and animal rights.[7] He has said that there are three aspects that define a nation: borders, language, and culture. He founded the Paul Revere Society in 1996 with his son Russell to protest illegal immigration; he says the group's mission is to "bring together Americans who actively seek to take back our borders, our language, and our traditional culture from the Liberal left corroding our great nation."[36] In 1998, the organization had approximately 4,000 members.[37] The organization's annual information return, form 990, for 2004 reported that 62% ($109,413 out of $178,215) of its expenses were for fundraising activities.[38] On June 5, 2006, the IRS rescinded the tax-exempt status of The Paul Revere Society.[39]

Activism

Help with Legal Defense

Savage has regularly donated money toward the legal defense of the Marines accused of murdering civilians in Haditha, Iraq; occasionally, Savage will offer proceeds from any sales through his website. Savage had regular contact with the attorneys of the accused and criticizes their treatment at Camp Pendleton.[40] Most recently, Savage has donated over $10,000 to the U.S. Marines Charity Defense Fund at the Thomas More Law Center[41] On April 25, 2007, pledged $1 per every copy of Healing Children Naturally and Reducing the Risk of Alzheimer's purchased from his website to be donated to the U.S. Marines Defense Fund.[42] The Marines were ultimately found not guilty.

"The Savage Nation Party"

On the October 9, 2008 broadcast of his radio show, Savage announced that he was in the process of forming a third party. Savage expressed an interest in producing third party candidates within the next two to four years. Throughout the broadcast, Savage referred to the party as "the Savage Nation Party" as well. As a result of his stated discontent with what he perceives as an impotent two-party system, Savage expressed a desire to create a political force which would endorse "borders, language, and culture." During the show, Savage requested that lawyers familiar with the creation of political parties volunteer their services, and also asked for volunteer assistance in acquiring an unused church building in the San Francisco area for use as a party headquarters.[citation needed]

"Elephant Rescue"

The Paul Revere Society and Dr. Michael Savage have donated $25,000 to the International Fund for Animal Welfare to aid in the translocation of 83 elephants in Malawi. Ensuring the safty of bothe the elephants, and the villagers of that region. | url =http://www.michaelsavage.wnd.com/files/filesSavage/elephant.pdf | accessdate = 2010-02-28 |

"Lt. Michael Behenna"

On his nationally syndicated talk radio program, Michael Savage announced that he had sent another $50,000 to aid in the defense of Lieutenant Michael Behenna, the Army Ranger who has been sentenced by the government to 25 years in prison for killing Ali Mansur, a known al-Qaida operative, while serving in Iraq. Ali Mansur, a known member of an al-Qaida cell, was captured by Behenna’s platoon in Iraq in 2008 after he organized an attack which killed two U.S. soldiers and injured two more. Lt. Behenna was ordered to personally return the terrorist to his home and release him. According to Behenna’s account, Mansur lunged for Behenna as he was being returned home and Behenna shot him in self-defense. Though an expert witness supports Behenna’s version of events, the government refused to hear this testimony. Savage has previously given $50,000 to Behenna’s defense from the Savage Legal Defense Fund and his own personal contributions. According to Vicki Behenna, the lieutenant’s mother, additional contributions from listeners since Michael Savage brought up this topic on his program have amounted to over $40,000. This brings the total contributions from The Savage Nation to nearly $150,000. | url =http://www.michaelsavage.wnd.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=10184 | accessdate = 2010-02-28 |

Awards, criticisms, and controversies

Awards

On June 9, 2007, Talkers Magazine awarded Savage with the publication's annual "Freedom of Speech Award," and he accepted it with a pre-recorded speech.[43]

In the August 3, 2009 issue of The New Yorker, Michael Savage was profiled in an article titled "Party of one" written by Kelefa Sanneh, which covered Savage's life and personality in great detail.[44][45]

Criticisms

In July 2005, conservative writer Bernard Goldberg ranked Savage number 61 in his book 100 People Who Are Screwing Up America. Goldberg wrote that "Savage's brand of over-the-top bile...puts him right in there with the angriest haters on the Left."[46]

Liberal advocacy groups, media watchdogs and commentators such as GLAAD, FAIR, and Dave Gilson of Salon.com accuse Savage of fascist leanings,[47] racism,[25] homophobia,[48] and bigotry[25] because of his controversial statements about homosexuality, Islam, feminism, sex education, and immigration.[49] On his September 21, 1999 broadcast, Savage said that female students who come from a Marin County private school to feed and provide services to the homeless "can go in and get raped by them because they seem to like the excitement of it..."[50]

On April 17, 2006, he said of Radical Muslims "They say, "Oh, there's a billion of them." I said, "So, kill 100 million of them, then there'll be 900 million of them." I mean, would you rather die — would you rather us die than them?"[51][52] After Savage was banned from the U.K., this was also reported in the U.K. media.[53]

Controversies

Roman Catholic Church and immigration

In March 2006, Savage drew the ire of some in the Roman Catholic community when he accused the Roman Catholic Church of breaking federal law by giving assistance to illegal immigrants (in response to statements by Roger Cardinal Mahony of Los Angeles calling it "pastoral support").[54] William A. Donohue, the president of the Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights, was scheduled to be on the show that day but refused after he became upset upon hearing Savage's language. Later he responded by saying "what is not fine is Savage's diatribe about the 'greedy pigs' in the Catholic Church and how 'the institution is rotten from the top to the bottom.' He owes all Catholics an apology."[55]

On March 28, 2006, Savage encouraged his listeners to burn Mexican flags to counter a pro-illegal immigration group that had burned American flags.[56]

CSPAN broadcast of Talkers Award

When Talkers Magazine awarded Savage with the publication's annual "Freedom of Speech Award," CSPAN opted not to broadcast a pre-recorded speech that had been sent by Michael Savage.[43] Although the award ceremony had received coverage in previous years, C-SPAN did not televise it due to its policy of only televising such speeches when delivered in person. Savage stated that C-SPAN's decision was "censorship" and he told his listeners to express their ire to C-SPAN through calls and e-mails to the organization.[57]

Dispute with CAIR

In early November 2007, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) has called on radio listeners to contact companies that advertise on Savage's program to express their concerns about his comments concerning Muslims. Savage was quoted as saying Muslims "need deportation", and that adherents of Islam would do well to “take your religion and shove it up your behind” because "I’m sick of you."[58] On his show and website, Savage has countered that CAIR is linked to terrorist organizations, and was an "unindicted co-conspirator in an anti-terrorist trial". On November 8, 2007, following a campaign by CAIR meant to get Savage off the air by going after his sponsors, Citrix Systems, Inc. pulled its advertisements from his show.[59] On November 15, OfficeMax followed suit.[60][61]

Savage sued CAIR for its use, on its website, of excerpts from his show. Savage’s lawsuit alleges copyright infringement by CAIR.[62] The suit alleged that CAIR's repackaging of Savage's comments was "deliberately designed to obscure the specific message conveyed by Michael Savage". The excerpts included Savage's characterization of the Qur'an as "a throwback document" and a "book of hate". CAIR called the suit "bizarre, sloppy and baseless".[63] On July 25, 2008, the United States district court dismissed Savage's suit against CAIR, holding that the posting of the audio clip was protected under the First Amendment doctrine of fair use, as it was used to "comment on and rebut derogatory statements regarding their organization and their religious affiliations."[64] The court gave Savage the opportunity to file an amended complaint if he wanted to try to cure the defects in his suit. On August 14, 2008, however, Savage's lawyer announced that Savage would not file an amended complaint and would drop the case.[65][66] CAIR then sought attorneys fees against Savage but U.S. District Court judge Susan Illston denied that request.[67]

Autism

In June 2008, Savage claimed that the increasing rate of autism diagnoses was the result of "a racket" designed to get disability payments for "poorer families who have found a new way to be parasites on the government."[68] He returned to the subject on his July 16, 2008 show with the following remarks:

Now, the illness du jour is autism. You know what autism is? I'll tell you what autism is. In 99 percent of the cases, it's a brat who hasn't been told to cut the act out. That's what autism is. What do you mean they scream and they're silent? They don't have a father around to tell them, "Don't act like a moron. You'll get nowhere in life. Stop acting like a putz. Straighten up. Act like a man. Don't sit there crying and screaming, idiot."[69][70]

On July 21, 2008, following a public information campaign led by the liberal advocacy group, Media Matters for America, several dozen parents and grandparents of autistic children picketed outside the studios of WOR in New York, calling for Savage to be fired and for commercial sponsors to withdraw their advertising from his program.[71] In response, WOR issued a statement saying, "We regret any consternation that his remarks may have caused to our listeners."[68] Also that day, the insurance company Aflac pulled its advertising,[72] and the Supertalk Mississippi radio network dropped Savage's program, replacing it with The Dennis Miller Show.[73] Later that evening, Savage devoted his entire three-hour program to the subject, taking calls from parents who took issue with his comments. On that show Savage stated that his remarks had been "ripped out of context" by "far left Stalinists" (referring to MediaMatters) who want him off of the air.[68][71] On July 25, 2008, Autism United advocates gathered to announce that several advertisers, including RadioShack, Sears, Home Depot, and DirectBuy, will discontinue their support for Savage's show.[74]

Savage's employer, Talk Radio Network, has responded by releasing a lengthy statement, along with a selection of 20 audio clips drawn from Savage's discussions of autism, to show that the comments were taken out of context.[75]

Banned from entering the United Kingdom

The then UK Home Secretary, Jacqui Smith, announced on May 5, 2009 that Savage is on a list of individuals banned from entering the United Kingdom as he is "considered to be engaging in unacceptable behaviour by seeking to provoke others to serious criminal acts and fostering hatred which might lead to inter-community violence".[76][77][78] The list also includes Erich Gliebe, Fred Phelps, Mike Guzovsky and Abdul Alim Musa.[79] During his radio broadcast on that same day, Savage declared that he would sue Smith personally for defamation, calling her a "lunatic".[80] Smith defended her choice of individuals, stating "If you can't live by the rules that we live by, the standards and the values that we live by, we should exclude you from this country and, what's more, now we will make public those people that we have excluded." Savage has subsequently repeated his intention to sue; the British Government has responded that any such legal action would be fought "robustly".

During a subsequent NPR talk show, Savage claimed that he has never advocated violence and repeatedly invoked the United States Constitution's First Amendment. When host Neal Conan pointed out that the U.S. Constitution does not apply to the United Kingdom, Savage replied, "No. Thank God I'm an American."[81] Savage also called on his listeners to support him by canceling travel and business in Britain as well as by boycotting British-made goods, commenting, "If they want to play hardball, we'll play hardball."[82] When a caller challenged Savage about his talk-show rhetoric, Savage called him a "foaming lunatic... someone in pajamas in a mental asylum... You’re nobody and I’m not going to talk to you!" At that point, the host ended the interview.[81] Political commentators later remarked on the "hypocrisy" of Savage's comments on the show,[83] "It's quite ironic that someone like Michael Savage sees no hypocrisy in strongly defending his right to the First Amendment only to show outrage and intolerance a few minutes later toward the views of someone else he doesn't agree with."[84]

Of the banning, the Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, wrote: "America still has a constitutional protection of free speech, and I have been amazed... to see how few people in this country are willing to stick up for that elementary principle... a country once famous for free speech is now hysterically and expensively sensitive to anything that could be taken as a slight."[85] In The Guardian, Catherine Bennett wrote: "The ban on Savage is so far from being a comprehensible act, so staggeringly capricious and stupid, as to defy evaluation."[86] While Sam Leith wrote: "Barring this shock-jock from Britain risks turning a rabid blabbermouth into a beacon for free speech."[53] An editorial in the Daily Mail stated: "The move appears to have backfired spectacularly at a time when Jacqui Smith's job is already hanging by a thread after a string of expense scandals."[87]

Books and other writings

In total Savage has written 25 books. Under the name Michael Savage he has written six books, including a #1 New York Times bestseller and three further books which made the best seller list.[4][5][6] He has also reprinted two books with the name Savage, Reducing the Risk of Alzheimer's and Healing Children Naturally.[88]

His 1980 book Savage's Herbal: The Guide to Herb Medicine advocated the medical benefits of marijuana.[10] However, he has more recently stated that the chemicals in marijuana make it too dangerous to be used as medicine. On his program, he condemns the recreational use of marijuana, occasionally devoting his show to "marijuana horror stories."[89] He has authored a number of other books on various herbal medicine topics under his given name.

Savage's recent books are political in nature and published by WND Books, a partnership between the conservative website WorldNetDaily and Thomas Nelson, a publisher of Christian books.

In 1991, Savage self-published The Death of the White Male, an argument against affirmative action.[90] In the book he calls affirmative action "reverse discrimination", and demonstrates his emerging philosophy. This eventually led to his starting the Paul Revere Society and he continues to sell the book to raise money for this group.[91]

In January 2003, Savage published The Savage Nation: Saving America from the Liberal Assault on Our Borders, Language and Culture, his first major book under the pseudonym Michael Savage. The book quickly reached the top of the New York Times Best Seller list, earning Savage, as noted above, a commentary show on MSNBC. The book directs attacks at "liberal media bias," the "dominating culture of 'she-ocracy'", gay activists, and liberals.

In January 2004, Savage published his second political book The Enemy Within: Saving America from the Liberal Assault on Our Schools, Faith, and Military. His next book, Liberalism Is a Mental Disorder, was released on April 12, 2005. Unlike The Savage Nation, both of these books cited sources for some of the more controversial claims made.

In April 2006, Savage released The Political Zoo. The book contains satirical profiles and cartoons of different public figures, most of whom are liberal political figures and celebrities, who are depicted in caricature as animals in the "Political Zoo", with Savage himself portrayed as the zoo keeper. Savage has remarked that the book is "easier to digest" than his previous political books.[92]

Bibliography

Books as Michael Weiner

  • Plant a Tree, New York: Collier Books, 1975, ISBN 0471571040
  • Bugs in Peanut Butter, Boston: Little, Brown, 1976, ISBN 0316928607
  • Man's Useful Plants, New York: Macmillan. 1976, ISBN 0027926001
  • The Taster's Guide to Beer: Brews and Breweries of the World, Macmillan, 1977, ISBN 0026256002
  • Earth Medicine, Earth Food, New York: Macmillan Pub. Co., 1980, ISBN 002625610X
  • The Way of the Skeptical Nutritionist, New York: Macmillan, 1981, ISBN 0026256207
  • The Art of Feeding Children Well (with Kathleen Goss), Warner Books, 1982, ISBN 0446978906
  • Nutrition Against Aging, Bantam books, 1983, ISBN 0553236423
  • Secrets of Fijian Medicine, Quantum Books, 1983, ISBN 0912845023
  • Vital Signs, San Diego: Avant Books, 1983, ISBN 0932238203
  • Getting Off Cocaine, Avon Books, February, 1984, ISBN 0380679000
  • Dr. Savage's High Fiber Counter, Pinnacle Books, May, 1984, ISBN 0523422113
  • Maximum Immunity, Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1986, ISBN 0395379105
  • Reducing the Risk of Alzheimer's, New York: Stein and Day, 1987, re-published under the name Michael Savage, Ph.D., in 2007, ISBN 0946551537
  • The Complete Book of Homeopathy, Garden City Park, N.Y.: Avery Pub., 1989, ISBN 0895294125
  • The Herbal Bible, San Rafael, CA: Quantum Books, 1992, ISBN 0912845066
  • Healing Children Naturally, San Rafael, CA: Quantum Books, 1993, re-published under the name Michael Savage, Ph.D., in 2007, ISBN 0912845104
  • Herbs That Heal: Prescription for Herbal Healing, Mill Valley, CA: Quantum Books, 1994, ISBN 0912845112
  • The Antioxidant Cookbook, Mill Valley, CA: Quantum Books, 1995, ISBN 0912845139

Books as Michael Savage

  • The Death of the White Male, Mill Valley, CA: Quantum Books, 1991, ISBN 0-9128-4508-2
  • The Savage Nation, Nashville: WND Books, 2002, ISBN 0-7852-6353-5
  • The Enemy Within: Saving America from the Liberal Assault on our Schools, Faith, and Military, Nashville: Nelson Current, 2003, ISBN 0-7852-6102-8
  • Liberalism Is a Mental Disorder, Nashville: Nelson Current, 2005, ISBN 1-59555-006-2
  • The Political Zoo, Nashville: Nelson Current, 2006, ISBN 1-59555-042-9
  • Psychological Nudity, 2008, ISBN 1-4276-3401-7
  • Banned In Britain, 2009, ISBN 978-1-4276-4253-0

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