Saturday, February 21, 2004

IBOGAINE

Ibogaine is back in the news, which some of you might remember as the potent mildly hallucinogenic stimulant on which Hunter Thompson alleged Ed Muskie was hopped up during the 1972 Democratic primary campaign.

Apparently, ibogaine has been found useful in treating drug addiction, and the Journal of the American Medical Association agrees.

Never had ibogaine, but I have read . Don't be fooled by Hunter's drug swilling persona and Ralph Steadman's tripped out illustrations, this is some of the best writing on American political campaigns ever. Period. (It's so good it helped me land my political operative wife).

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