Date:24.11.2016, 05:11 In the post-hippy liberalism of the 70s the school authorities decided that what trouble making underachievers like Paul and Georg needed was not discipline but therapy. To provide it Uni High set up an experimental sub school called IPS (Innovative Program School) run by a group of teachers heavily influenced by Scientology and Californian self-help ideas. Another Scientology influence was the intense importance given to the exact meanings of words and any word the pupils were not precisely sure of had to be looked up in the dictionary. Casey woke up the next morning in the embrace of a corpse. Darby had prepared both their hits and intended to go out alone. The singer wanted immortality. He once said he wanted his fans to worship a statue of him after he died. This was California in the seventies, after all. The students put up with the mind games because IPSs hippy values allowed them to pick their own grades. If you played along it was impossible not to graduate.
Many thoroughly trounced Poe in the critical circles. Lambert A. Wilmer reflected upon this trouncing. He states in his "Defamation of the Dead" that, Poe during his life-time, was feared and hated by many newspaper editors and other literary animalcules, some of whom, or their friends, had been the subjects of his scorching critiques; and others disliked him, naturally enough.