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Larry Wilmore talks with Michael Pollan about drug history. Here, they talk about how many of the world's revolutions relied on caffeine.
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Larry Wilmore talks with Michael Pollan about drug history. Here, they talk about how many of the world's revolutions relied on caffeine.
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see and caffeine is the perfect drug for capitalism. And uh and if you need any illustration of that, just look at the coffee break, right? Your employer gives you a drug, coffee or tea, caffeine and then gives you paid time in which to ingest it. Yes, exactly. You know who's benefiting from that? It's productive, but also to give its due to and uh it first sprung up in the arab world, right? I mean, it kind of explains the dominance of the Ottoman empire, gonna be explained Cathy you have this um you have these civilizations, you have these flowering around caffeine. And um you know, the arab world in Vence mathematics when they have caffeine, they got caffeine. Now, now I see how that occasion, finally, that's X approaches infinity. You guys, that's what it is, infinity. We never factored that is giving someone got mad on. Yes, exactly.
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