From Resistance to Renaissance: The Legacy of Dr. Timothy Leary

Dr. Timothy Leary at home in Millbrook, New York circa 1966 (Photo by PL Gould/IMAGES/Getty Images)

Approximately fifty years ago, Dr. Timothy Leary told the world’s younger generations that they had “been born into an insane asylum.” The good news was that it was “simple and obvious to take advantage of the insanity around you to make your escape.” In the mid-1960s, Dr. Leary’s attitude toward American society in general, and specifically his faith in the therapeutic potentials…