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Pills, powder, and smoke : inside the bloody war on drugs, Antony Loewenstein

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Pills, powder, and smoke : inside the bloody war on drugs
Title
Pills, powder, and smoke
Title remainder
inside the bloody war on drugs
Statement of responsibility
Antony Loewenstein
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
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. 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, 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."--Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
IG$
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Loewenstein, Antony
Dewey number
362.29
Index
index present
LC call number
HV5801
LC item number
.L649 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Drug control
  • Drug abuse and crime
  • Drug traffic
  • Drug traffic
  • Drug abuse
  • Drug abuse
  • Crime and race
  • Terrorism
  • Drug legalization
  • Crime and race
  • Drug abuse and crime
  • Drug abuse
  • Drug abuse
  • Drug control
  • Drug legalization
  • Drug traffic
  • Terrorism
Label
Pills, powder, and smoke : inside the bloody war on drugs, Antony Loewenstein
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Honduras -- Guinea-Bissau -- The Philippines -- The United States -- Britain -- Australia -- Solutions -- Conclusion
Control code
on1126314863
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
360 pages
Isbn
9781947534940
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • BK0025262918
  • (OCoLC)1126314863
Label
Pills, powder, and smoke : inside the bloody war on drugs, Antony Loewenstein
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Honduras -- Guinea-Bissau -- The Philippines -- The United States -- Britain -- Australia -- Solutions -- Conclusion
Control code
on1126314863
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
360 pages
Isbn
9781947534940
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • BK0025262918
  • (OCoLC)1126314863

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