Author and journalist Dawn Paley presents a thesis that the drug war “enables global capitalist expansion through enclosure.” “…how elites collude across borders for their own benefit at the expense of their populations.” (quotes by interviewer Andrew Smolski, a sociologist and writer).
Alfred W. McCoy’s article published today on TomDispatch is titled “How a Pink Flower Defeated the World’s Sole Superpower: America’s Opium War in Afghanistan”. McCoy is professor of history at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Here’s the link.
Here‘s the link to: “After Decades of Failed Policies, Congress Quietly Passes Sweeping Drug Reforms” by Nadia Prupis at CommonDreams
“Bourbon Empire: The Past and Future of America’s Whiskey” by Reid Mitenbuler, May 2015, Penguin Books.
The April, 2015, Atlantic Monthly has an article by Gabrielle Glaser titled “The Irrationality of Alcoholics Anonymous” Here it is.