By Martin A. Lee, Bruce Shlain
Acid goals is the full social historical past of LSD and the counterculture it helped to outline within the sixties. Martin Lee and Bruce Shlain's exhaustively researched and miraculous account-part of it gleaned from mystery executive files-tells how the CIA turned passionate about LSD as an espionage weapon in the course of the early l950s and introduced a tremendous covert study application, during which numerous unwitting electorate have been used as guinea pigs. notwithstanding the CIA used to be motive on maintaining the drug to itself, it finally couldn't hinder it from spreading into the preferred tradition; the following LSD had a profound impression and helped spawn a political and social upheaval that modified the face of the US. From the clandestine operations of the govt. to the escapades of Timothy Leary, Abbie Hoffman, Ken Kesey and his Merry Pranksters, Allen Ginsberg, etc, Acid desires presents a big and wonderful account that is going to the center of a turbulent interval in our background. "Engaging all through . . . right away interesting and disturbing." - Andrew Weil, M.D., The state; "Marvelously targeted . . . loaded with startling revelations." - l. a. day-by-day information; "An engrossing account of a interval . . . while a tiny psychoactive molecule affected virtually each element of Western life." - William S. Burroughs; "An vital ancient synthesis of the unfold and results of a drug that served as a relevant metaphor for an era." - John Sayles.
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LACHES: I have but a single mind, Nicias, in regard to discussions, or if you like, a double rather than a single one. For you might think me a lover, and yet also a hater, of discussions: for when I hear a man discussing virtue or any kind of wisdom, one who is truly a man and worthy of his argument, I am exceedingly delighted; I take the speaker and his speech together, and observe how they sort and harmonize with each other. info 37 / 66 which is the sole Hellenic harmony. Such a man makes me rejoice with his utterance, and anyone would judge me then a lover of discussion, so eagerly do I take in what he says: but a man who shows the opposite character gives me pain, and the better he seems to speak, the more I am pained, with the result, in this case, that I am judged a hater of discussion.
Bios is the focus of Socratic parrhesia. On Socrates' or the philosopher's side, the bios-logos relation is a Dorian harmony which grounds Socrates' parrhesiastic role, and which, at the same time, constitutes the visible criterion for his function as the basanos or touchstone. On the interlocutor's side, the bioslogos relation is disclosed when the interlocutor gives an account of his life, and its harmony tested by contact with Socrates . info 38 / 66 need to be disclosed in the interlocutor, Socrates can test the relation to truth of the interlocutor's existence.
Clearly, as their own experience shows, having a high birth and belonging to a noble Athenian house are not sufficient to endow someone with the aptitude and the ability to assume a prominent position or role in the city. , education. But what kind of education? When we consider that the dramatic date of the Laches is around the end of the Fifth Century, at a time when a great many individuals--most of them presenting themselves as sophists--claimed that they could provide young people with a good education, we can recognize here a problematic which is common to a number of Platonic dialogues.
Acid Dreams: The Complete Social History of LSD: The CIA, the Sixties, and Beyond by Martin A. Lee, Bruce Shlain