Top positive review
Looking into drug-fuelled insanity in the UK.
1 January 2019
To find out how drugs have taken over so many people's lives in the UK, through mental illness for example, through their own lives and in the lives of people around them, this is a good book to read. It may seem difficult to imagine the UK with greatly reduced if not eradicated drug use, but this kind of book can help that happen.
The larger picture of how the UK has altered since the sixties in terms of how 'almost complete freedom of speech and thought' has been exchanged for the 'liberty to take mind-altering drugs' (pages 111 and 112) is really interesting. It's almost as though powerful groups do not want a highly intelligent UK population, but I digress.
The stories of how cannabis, a supposedly peaceful drug, have led to violent behaviour and even mental conditions like schizophrenia are quite eye-opening too. I hope more people read this book to find out more about the insanity of the UK approach to drugs.
However, whether the writer is right or wrong, anybody who cares about the mental health of the UK will find this book illuminating on some areas of UK history which haven't been often discussed and will help to understand how the UK slipped down the ranks of the intelligentsia.