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JIM WHITE PRESENTS
JIM WHITE PRESENTS
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5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing!, 9 Jan 2014
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This is amazing. I was led to this cd by seeing " Searching for the Wrong-Eyed Jesus on the BBC. The musicians are all new to me , but I keep playing this cd over and over again


I Have America Surrounded: The Life of Timothy Leary
I Have America Surrounded: The Life of Timothy Leary
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5.0 out of 5 stars A prophet dishonoured by his country, 9 July 2013
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I had the misconception that Tim Leary was a druggy dropout. and was amazed by this account of his life.He was a Harvard professor who after trying LSD was impressed with its ability to transform our ways of seeing, and felt that its use could help humans to truly reach their full potential. In the early years he was able to officially conduct experiments with LSD, as were the American military and the CIA. With the rise of the hippy drug culture, the American government began their war on drugs, and Leary became public enemy number one, with the government seeking to lock him up and throw away the key.

The book is a very honest account ; Leary was certainly no saint, and his treatment of his women and children was sometimes a long way from perfect, and he could be foolish and mercenary. His work on the use of LSD was an eye-opener, not advocating it as a way to oblivion but as a whole new way of seeing. The author ends by saying how much Leary's work influenced the development of personal computers and the internet, making them the intuitive and fun things they are today rather than a boring tool for business. Well worth a read whatever your views on the use of drugs.


Clampdown: Pop-Cultural Wars on Class and Gender
Clampdown: Pop-Cultural Wars on Class and Gender
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3.0 out of 5 stars Shame about the jargon, 19 May 2013
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This book reads like a thesis for a degree in media studies. It is in a jargon that meant that I had to keep looking up words in the dictionary, and even though it's so easy with Kindle by page 6 I was worn out.
The frustrating thing is that this author has something really interesting to say about the takeover of our pop culture (as well as everything else) by the new ruling elite, but it's pretty hard to figure it out because of the weird style.
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