By Stephen Siff
Acid Hype bargains the untold story of LSD's wild trip from Brylcreem and Ivory cleaning soap to incense and peppermints. As Stephen Siff exhibits, the early realization lavished at the drug through the scoop media glorified its use in remedies for psychological affliction 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 the way well known media hyped psychedelic medications in a continuously moving felony and social atmosphere, generating an tricky courting among medications and media event that got here to outline modern popular culture. It additionally strains how the breathless insurance of LSD gave solution 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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Acid Hype: American News Media and the Psychedelic Experience (History of Communication) by Stephen Siff