The most influential comedian of the 20th century was also one of the first victims of the modern-day war on drugs. In February, 2000, one of his closest friends detailed how the government destroyed a creative genius.
The persecution of paganism may have resulted in the murder of millions of women over the course of four centuries. Branded as "devil worshipers,” the vast majority of these women were undoubtedly harmless midwives and nurses who relied on natural herbs and ritual magic to heal their patients.
In a May, 1992 feature from the print edition of High Times, writer Bill Weinberg investigates how the FBI began an intense surveillance of John Lennon's activities when he immersed himself in counterculture politics.