Negro demonstrators at a midwestern university recently demanded, among other things, an end to "degrading research." What they wanted ended was not research itself but themselves as subjects of research.
If the subjects of this book share the same sentiment, it will be understandable. Members of a "colony" of drug users living near the University of California at Berkeley, they and their comrades in the "psychedelic revolution" are being analyzed, dissected, and descended upon, notebook in hand, by a growing army of psychiatrists, sociologists, and other inquisitive types. The results, to date, have been disappointing. Clearly, a substantial number of individuals in their teens and 20s are experimenting with marihuana, LSD, and other "mindexpanders"; some use these drugs regularly. But the nature and dimensions of the problem remain obscure. This book to some extent illustrates why.
The author, an assistant professor of criminology at the University of California, together with