We Sell Drugs: The Alchemy of US Empire (American Crossroads)

We Sell Drugs: The Alchemy of US Empire (American Crossroads)

Suzanna Reiss


This background of US-led foreign drug keep an eye on offers new views at the financial, ideological, and political foundations of a chilly warfare American empire. US officers assumed the helm of foreign drug keep watch over after global battle II at a second of unparalleled geopolitical impact embodied within the starting to be monetary clout of its pharmaceutical industry.

We promote medicinal drugs is a research grounded within the transnational geography and political financial system of the coca-leaf and coca-derived commodities marketplace stretching from Peru and Bolivia into the U.S.. greater than a slender biography of 1 well-known plant and its both recognized spinoff products—Coca-Cola and cocaine—this e-book situates those commodities in the better panorama of drug creation and intake. interpreting efforts to manage the circuits in which coca traveled, Suzanna Reiss offers a geographic and criminal foundation for contemplating the old development of designations of legality and illegality.

The booklet additionally argues that the felony prestige of any given drug is basically premised on who grew, synthetic, dispensed, and fed on it and never at the characteristics of the drug itself. Drug regulate is a strong instrument for ordering foreign exchange, nationwide economies, and society’s conduct and day-by-day lives.

In a ancient panorama lively by way of struggles over political financial system, nationwide autonomy, hegemony, and racial equality, We promote medicinal drugs insists at the socio-historical underpinnings of designations of legality to discover how drug keep watch over turned an incredible weapon in announcing keep an eye on of family and overseas affairs.

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