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Pills, powder, and smoke : inside the bloody war on drugs

Author :  Antony Loewenstein

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  • Country Australia
  • Publisher Scribe Publications, Australia
  • ISBN9781925713367
  • FormatPaperBack
  • LanguageEnglish
  • Year of Publication2019
  • Bib. Info360 pages ; 24 cm
  • CategoriesDU - Oceania (South Seas)
  • Product Weight480 gms.
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Like the never-ending war on terror, the drugs war is a multi-billion-dollar industry that won't go down without a fight. Pills, Powder, and Smoke explains why. The war on drugs has been official American policy since the 1970s, with the UK, Europe, and much of the world following suit. It is at best a failed policy, according to bestselling author Antony Loewenstein. Its direct results have included mass incarceration in the US, extreme violence in different parts of the world, the backing of dictatorships, and surging drug addiction globally. And now the Trump administration is unleashing diplomatic and military forces against any softening of the conflict. Pills, Powder, and Smoke investigates the individuals, officials, activists, and traffickers caught up in this deadly war. Travelling through the UK, the US, Australia, Honduras, the Philippines, and Guinea-Bissau, Loewenstein uncovers the secrets of the drug war, why it's so hard to end, and who is really profiting from it. In reporting on the frontlines across the globe - from the streets of London's King's Cross to the killing fields of Central America to major cocaine transit routes in West Africa - Loewenstein reveals how the war on drugs has become the most deadly war in modern times. Designed and inspired by Washington, its agenda has nothing to do with ending drug use or addiction, but is all about controlling markets, territories, and people. Instead, Loewenstein argues, the legalisation and regulation of all drugs would be a much more realistic and humane approach. The evidence presented in this book will persuade many readers that he's right. Drug control. | Drug abuse and crime. | Drug abuse -- Government policy. | Drug abuse -- Prevention. | Crime and race. | Terrorism. | Drug legalization. | United States -- Social conditions. | United States -- Politics and government. | Australian

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