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Riassunto: The first book to prove CIA and U.S. government complicity in global drug trafficking, The Politics of Heroin includes meticulous documentation of dishonesty and dirty dealings at the highest levels from the Cold War until today. Maintaining a global perspective, this groundbreaking study details the mechanics of drug trafficking in Asia, Europe, the Middle East, and South and Central America. New chapters detail U.S. involvement in the narcotics trade in Afghanistan and Pakistan before and after the fall of the Taliban, and how U.S. drug policy in Central America and Colombia has increased the global supply of illicit drugs.
From Kirkus Reviews: A greatly revised and expanded edition of McCoy's Politics of Heroin in Southeast Asia (1972--not reviewed). Though he devotes much of his narrative to a history of modern commerce in narcotics, rather than, as the subtitle indicates, CIA complicity in the drug trade, McCoy tells a fascinating story. He shows that in the ``Golden Triangle'' of Laos, Thailand, and Burma, opium was big business and, often, the only viable form of currency. McCoy argues that, in their efforts to expand their own power in Southeast Asia, American intelligence agents permitted allies of the US (the Hmong tribe in Southeast Asia, for instance, which was vital to the CIA's secret war in Laos and which sold heroin to American GIs) to expand their lucrative drug trade. In the wake of the Vietnam War, McCoy contends, a similar relationship developed between American authorities and the contras of Central America. Drug-enforcement agencies sought the arrest of drug merchants often associated with the contras, while the CIA, viewing the contras as indispensable ideological allies in the war against Communism, did their best to thwart the vaunted ``war on drugs.'' The author produces considerable disturbing evidence that US authorities are guilty at least of complicity in the global drug trade, and argues convincingly that the drug problem at home will not end until a fundamental change is made in American policy. McCoy exposes basic hypocrisy in American policymaking, and demonstrates that, as long as powerful government bureaucracies work at cross-purposes, America's drug problem will not be easily solved. -- Copyright ©1991, Kirkus Associates, LP. All rights reserved.
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Descrizione libro Chicago Review Press, Incorporated. Paperback. Condizione libro: Good. Light shelf wear and minimal interior marks. Codice libro della libreria G1556521251I3N00
Descrizione libro Lawrence Hill Books, NY, 1991. Paperback. Condizione libro: As New. No Jacket. 1st Edition. Codice libro della libreria 123732
Descrizione libro Lawrence Hill, Chicago, 1991. Soft Cover. Condizione libro: Very Good. First Thus. xx, 634pp, index, bibliography, notes, bw ills, maps. Or card covers. Minor edge wear to covers, small smudge on bottom edge. Revised and updated version of Politics of Heroin in Southeast Asia. Examines/exposes the CIA's complicity in the worldwide narcotics trade, which since WWII has been an integral part of the agency's efforts to maintain US power abroad. Size: 8vo. Codice libro della libreria 036257
Descrizione libro Lawrence Hill Books, 1991. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Revised. Codice libro della libreria DADAX1556521251
Descrizione libro Lawrence Hill Books, 1991. Paperback. Condizione libro: Very Good. Codice libro della libreria P021556521251
Descrizione libro Condizione libro: Brand New. New. Codice libro della libreria A10574
Descrizione libro Lawrence Hill Books, 1991. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria 1556521251
Descrizione libro Lawrence Hill Books, 1991. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria P111556521251
Descrizione libro Condizione libro: Very Good. Book Condition: Very Good. Codice libro della libreria 97815565212563.0
Descrizione libro Lawrence Hill Books. PAPERBACK. Condizione libro: New. 1556521251 New Condition. Codice libro della libreria NEW6.0727621