The Drugs of Habit & the Drugs of Belief
IF ANY man doubt the question of drugs* to be increasingly confused, even bizarre, let him recall that between January 9 and January 13, 1971 the Algiers pad of the Reverend Dr. Timothy Leary was the scene of a bust staged by the local office of the Black Panther party. Until the Reverend Dr. accomplishes his ancient dream of turning on the Supreme Court, the Algiers raid can stand as the symbol of the involution of the drug problem. Before matters get more involved, I am going to try to identify the principal issues in this most confused area in contemporary culture, issues largely missed in much of the current discussion.
It is fashionable, in pro-marijuana circles and even elsewhere, to treat the drug as no more than the young folks’ martini.
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