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THE POLITICS OF HEROIN: CIA Complicity in the Global Drug Trade

Editorial Review - Kirkus - Jane Doe

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 ... Read full review

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