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|⇦|| Episode #609 - Flight From Meaning 4
(Crazy Like Us, The Instructed Organism, Peace Pilgrim)
|⌚ Sat 23 June 2012 ☻Ethan Watters, Steve Talbott (Summary), Peace Pilgrim and friends|
Download Hour1 Download Hour2 Three contrasting pieces this week which all hint at the inadequacy of limiting self as the skin-encapsulated ego. Firstly, Ethan Watters on socially defined aspects of madness, including how Glaxo Smith Kline aggressively globalized Western ideas of depression in Japan. Next, I summarize Steve Talbott's essay on problems of the 'man as machine' metaphor. Finally, an hour on Peace Pilgrim, whose 'retirement project' was to walk across USA for over 25 years without using money or asking for food or shelter.
Thanks to Madness Radio for the Ethan Watters interview.
Episode 613 tells the Drug Industry created a category of 'needy' patients in USA.
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