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The Resource Pills, Powder, and Smoke

Pills, Powder, and Smoke

Label
Pills, Powder, and Smoke
Title
Pills, Powder, and Smoke
Statement of responsibility
Antony Loewenstein
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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, victims, DEA agents, 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
Summary
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
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10825516
Cataloging source
BT
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Loewenstein, Antony
Dewey number
320
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Lifestyle - Wellbeing
  • True Crime
  • Politics & Current Affairs
  • Social Science
Target audience
adult
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inside the bloody war on drugs.
Label
Pills, Powder, and Smoke
Instantiates
Control code
BORROWBOX:SCR_660570
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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Isbn
9781925693768
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Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Pills, Powder, and Smoke
Control code
BORROWBOX:SCR_660570
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781925693768
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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