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Cocaine Nation

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Cocaine Nation

How the White Trade Took Over the World

By Thomas Feiling

Pegasus Books, Hardcover, 9781605981017, 350pp.

Publication Date: July 20, 2010

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InCocaine Nation, Tom Feiling travels the trade routes from Colombia via Miami, Kingston and Tijuana to London and New york. he meets Medellin hitmen, U.S. kingpins, Brazilian traffickers, and talks to soldiers and narcotics officers who fight the gangs and cartels. He traces cocaine's progress from legal 'pick-me-up' to luxury product to global commodity, looks at legalization programs in countries such as Switzerland, and shows how America's anti-drugs crusade is actually increasing demand. Cutting through the myths about the white trade, this is the story of cocaine as it's never been told before.


NPR
Tuesday, Jul 20, 2010

In his book, Cocaine Nation, Tom Feiling traces the growth of the cocaine industry worldwide, from Latin American coca fields to America's inner cities. Feiling argues that the so-called war on drugs has been an abject failure -- and that it's time to take decriminalization seriously. More at NPR.org

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