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By Stephen Siff

Now synonymous with Sixties counterculture, LSD truly entered the yankee cognizance through the mainstream. Time and Life, messengers of lumpen-American respectability, trumpeted its grand arrival in a postwar panorama scoured of pleasing descriptions of drug use whereas retailers around the media panorama piggybacked on their assurance with tales through turns sensationalized and glowing.

 

Acid Hype bargains the untold story of LSD's wild trip from Brylcreem and Ivory cleaning soap to incense and peppermints. As Stephen Siff indicates, the early realization lavished at the drug by means of the scoop media glorified its use in remedies for psychological sickness but in addition its prestige as a mystical--yet legitimate--gateway to exploring the subconscious brain. Siff's heritage takes readers to the heart of ways renowned media hyped psychedelic medicinal drugs in a continuously transferring felony and social setting, generating an elaborate dating among medicines and media adventure that got here to outline modern popular culture. It additionally lines how the breathless insurance of LSD gave option to a textbook ethical panic, reworking yesterday's subtle seeker of truths into an acid casualty splayed out past the perimeter of well mannered society.

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