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Frederick Douglass’ Shot of LSD

ADAM MICHAEL LUEBKELos Angeles To continue repeating the idea that reading is power, and education is strength, and knowledge is might, here is Frederick Douglass attesting to the powers of

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Educating the Shit Out of Yourself: A Formula for Self-Empowerment

ADAM MICHAEL LUEBKE Los Angeles Let us reach back a little ways through history and savor the words of Malcolm X: At one-hour intervals the night guards paced past every

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Disturbing Figures About California’s Wealth Gap

ADAM MICHAEL LUEBKE Los Angeles Credit: David Shankbone In an LA Times Op-Ed, Alissa Anderson and Jean Ross make us cringe: Over the last two decades, the average income of the

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The Double Motivation of Fasting

Credit: audie Aldous Huxley gives us insight: A person under the influence of mescalin or lysergic acid will stop seeing visions when given a large dose of nicotinic acid. This

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The World’s Greatest Acid Manufacturer

Tom Wolfe, the royalist, makes memorable: He and Kesey are just standing there trading eyeballs until finally Owsley produces a little

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Do You Complain?

William F Buckley Jr complains: I think the observable reluctance of the majority of Americans to assert themselves in minor

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Can the Government Cancel Our Debts?

One blogger makes a case for it: Jubilee means the forgiveness of debt, but can the principle of Jubilee debt

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Stonewall, Where A Few Transvestites Said Enough Was Enough

ADAM MICHAEL LUEBKE Los Angeles Here’s a smooth summary of that evening: It was on the night of June 27,

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Slaves Indebted to the One Percent?

Thomas Hosmer Shepherd David Graeber explains: Since antiquity the worst-case scenario that everyone felt would lead to total social breakdown

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What Should Be the Function of Government Assistance?

The answer, according to the words of Roy Huffman: …to increase the capacity of the resource base to support private enterprise. It cannot be otherwise in a capitalistic economy. Do

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