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Agency of Fear: Opiates and Political Power in America (Rev) by Edward Jay Epstein

By Edward Jay Epstein

President Bush has made the conflict opposed to medications the number 1 factor at the modern American political time table. during this revised version of his vintage ebook, to be had for the 1st time in paperback, Edward Jay Epstein argues that the president has followed the tactic of his forbear, Richard Nixon, in utilizing the medication struggle accountable foreigners for the obstacle in America's towns, and to supply a smokescreen for unrelated political task designed to reinforce government strength. the medicine crackdown has visible a nearly hundredfold bring up within the federal finances for narco-politics within the fifteen years in view that organization of worry was once first released, whereas records on drug-running were massaged. Epstein issues out that, regardless of the large budgets and public family members brouhaha, drug importation, as measured opposed to wholesale expense, has actually grown.

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