Did Timothy Leary Save my Life?

The Acid Guru of the CounterCulture

Timothy Leary at The Ranch, during a 1967 interview with ABCNews.

What would Timothy Leary have made of today’s counterculture becoming in some ways like the sole preserve of the right? Was there not something of Leary in the ‘QAnon Shaman’ guy with his painted face and horned hat and tattooed chest at the US Capitol riot on January 6 last year? I don’t believe so. Besides, Leary had he still been alive may have been the first off the block to interrupt the shouting match, possibly even with a resurgent call for peace.

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Peter Bach lives in London.

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