"the hologram ripples with the cry of a thrush"

Submitted by David Borden on
Joe Bageant cuts to the heart of why drugs are illegal in his essay "The Simulacran Republic":


As my late friend Timothy Leary put it, "An enormous industry, similar to the national projects of pyramid-building in Egypt, cathedral-building in medieval Europe, and prison-camp building in Stalinist Russia has emerged in America -- the production of political martyrs, fallen heroes and concept outlaws. ... The essence of 'news' is, of course, the modern version of Roman coliseum shows and gladiator combats."

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