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By Martin A. Lee, Bruce Shlain

Acid goals is the whole social heritage of LSD and the counterculture it helped to outline within the sixties. Martin Lee and Bruce Shlain's exhaustively researched and surprising account-part of it gleaned from mystery govt files-tells how the CIA turned keen about LSD as an espionage weapon throughout the early l950s and introduced an enormous covert study application, within which numerous unwitting voters have been used as guinea pigs. although the CIA was once rationale on maintaining the drug to itself, it finally couldn't hinder it from spreading into the preferred tradition; right here LSD had a profound effect and helped spawn a political and social upheaval that modified the face of the USA. From the clandestine operations of the govt to the escapades of Timothy Leary, Abbie Hoffman, Ken Kesey and his Merry Pranksters, Allen Ginsberg, and so on, Acid goals presents a massive and exciting account that is going to the guts of a turbulent interval in our historical past. "Engaging all through . . . instantaneously exciting and disturbing." - Andrew Weil, M.D., The state; "Marvelously designated . . . loaded with startling revelations." - l. a. day-by-day information; "An engrossing account of a interval . . . while a tiny psychoactive molecule affected virtually each point of Western life." - William S. Burroughs; "An vital historic synthesis of the unfold and results of a drug that served as a important metaphor for an era." - John Sayles.

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By 1233 the brewers of Cambrai were paying excise taxes. In the early thirteenth century in Brabant, at least in most towns, there were excises and a designated place where those excises would be paid and in Flanders by 1280 excises were long standing and well-established taxes. Beer was one of the most popular goods to fall under such taxes and the practices in the southern Netherlands made their way north into Holland in the late thirteenth and fourteenth centuries. Haarlem received the right to levy excise taxes for ten years from Count Floris V in 1274.

The earlier pottery kettles were not as durable. The need to have an opening near the bottom for draining off the wort created a weakness. That was not the only part of the kettle which was vulnerable and so pottery vessels were limited to capacities of 100 to 150 litres. Copper kettles probably ran to a maximum of over 1,000 litres by the late thirteenth century and possibly to 4,000 by the fifteenth. Though smaller copper kettles might be made with a hanger so they could be suspended over a fire, to take advantage of the greater size it became common to have them sit on a circular and solid brick oven.

Second, the poor quality of the soil made growing barley and oats, the raw materials of beer, less risky than raising the standard medieval bread grains, wheat and rye. Third, the rural population, faced with infertile soil and a landscape largely of water, migrated to towns and supplied a ready made 25 Doorman, De Middeleeuwse Brouwerij en de Gruit, p. 7; van Loenen, De Haarlemse Brouwindustrie voor 1600, pp. 10-11; R. van Uytven, Stadsfmancien en Stadsekonomie te Leuven van de Xlle tot het einde der XVIe Eeuw (Brussels, 1961), p.

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