Happiness in Slavery

The Pfizer Circle of Hell

There will be, in the next generation or so, a pharmacological method of making people love their servitude.

Aldous Huxley
Brave New World (1932)

I take drugs just because in the 20th century in a technological age living in the city there are certain drugs you have to take just to keep yourself normal…They don’t getcha high even, they just getcha normal.

Lou Reed interviewed by Lester Bangs, 1973
Main Lines, Blood Feasts, and Bad Taste: A Lester Bangs Reader

Chart from Lapham’s Quarterly, Fall 2009

Related:  1/5 of the US population is on psychotropics

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