A collection of books concerning the Drug War. Send your suggestions to: David P Beiter, CAVE Inc, Rt 72 Box 8460, Monticello, KY 42633-8809 606/376-3137 firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com Susan Adler, _Wheeling and Dealing_. Univ of Colorado at Boulder study of drug entrepreneurs in southern California. The Nation, V249, p341. Association of the Bar of the City of New York, "A Wiser Course: Ending Drug Prohibition". Baum, Dan, _Smoke and Mirrors: The War on Drugs and The Politics of Failure_. Excelent, readible history of the war on drugs since Nixon. Little Brown and Co., 1996 Benjamine, Daniel K, and Miller, Roger Leroy, _UnDoing Drugs:Beyond Legalization_. Basic Books, 1991. How we, the people, can retake America from the Drug Dealers, Drug Addicts and Drug Enforcment Agents. Alan A Block, "Drugs, Law, and the State," Hong Kong University Press, 1992 For further info on a possible Zapata Petroleum/drug trafficking connection, see *The Immaculate Deception* by Russell S. Bowen. Carson City: America West Publishers, 1991. ISBN 0- 922356-80-7 Pete Brewton, "The Mafia, the CIA and George Bush." S.P.I. Books, 1992 Ken Bucchi, _C.I.A.: Cocaine In America?_, Shapolsky Publishers, 94?. An expose by a former CIA agent. Celerino Castillo III, and David Harmon: Powder Burns: Cocaine, Contras and the Drug War, Mosaic Books, Toronto. Castillo was the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration's (DEA) top agent in El Salvador during 1985-87 Christic Institute, _Inside the Shadow Government_, The Christic Institute, 1324 North Capitol St NW, Wash, DC 20002. 202/797-8106 $15.00 Ongoing CIA drug smuggling etc. Leslie Cockburn, _Out of Control: The Story of the Reagan Administration's Secret War in Nicaragua, the Illegal Arms Pipeline, and the Contra Drug Connection_, Atlantic Monthly Press, 1987. Alleges that the CIA allowed drug traffickers to use its airfields to import cocaine and marijuana into the United States in return for the drug dealers giving money and arms to the Nicaraguan contras. Leslie Cockburn, "Drugs, Guns and the CIA", PBS Frontline program on 17 May 88. Richard Condon, _Mile High_, [1979??]. America's master yarn-spinner of court intrigue has a Joe Kennedy-figure set up the whole situation. Courtwright , David. _Drug legalization, the drug war, and drug treatment in historical perspective_. [US story] Sally Denton, _The Bluegrass Conspiracy_, Doubleday, 1990. Documents links between Lexington Kentucky police, politicians, patricians and major drug trafficking. Steven B. Duke and Albert C. Gross, "America's Longest War". It presents, in a most cogent manner, all the major arguments for ending prohibition, prsents a range of lagalization options, and makes a case for harm reduction. From: Aaron D Wilson
Steven Emerson, _Secret Warriors: Inside the Covert Military Operations of the Reagan Era_. (Putnam, 1988). ISBN: 0-399-13360-7 US News & World Report, p31, Nov 16, 1987. Great expose of renegade and uncontrolled covert operations in the 80's. Clearly shows how compartmentalized these efforts can be and how hard it is to get a good overall picture of these units. Secret Money + No Accountability = Corruption! Edward J Epstein, _Agency of Fear: Opiates and Political Power in America_. G Putnam's Sons, 1977. Connections between the Nixon administration and heroin trafficking. Evans, Rod L and Berent, Irwin M (eds), _Drug Legalization: For and Against_. Open Court, La Salle, 1992. A fair and balanced presentation of both sides in the debate over drug relegalization. Ryan Freemantle, _The Fix: Inside the World Drug Trade_. 352p. 1986. St. Martin's Press. (Tom Doherty Associates?) Illegal drug business. British? Monitor radio. [Brian?] Ronald Hamowy, _Dealing with Drugs: Consequences of Government Control_, Pacific Research Institute for Public Policy. $12.95 Sinsemilla Tips, V8#3p27. Christina Jacqueline Johns, Power, Ideology, and the War on Drugs: Nothing Succeeds Like Failure Kinder, Douglas Clark. _Shutting out the evil: nativism and narcotics control in the United States_. Peter Kornbluh is the co-author of the book, "The Iran Contra Scandal: The Declassified History." He is also a senior analyst at the National Security Archives in Washington. Henrick Krueger (translated by Jerry Meldon), _The Great Heroin Coup: Drugs, Intelligence, and International Fascism_. South End Press, 1980. 240pp. ISBN 0-89608-031-5p. Well documented CIA and DEA encouragement of heroin importation from Asia and Mexico. Kubby, Steve, _The Politics of Consciousness_. Loompanics, Port Townsend, 1995. "Much of this book was inspired by the lives and works of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin, Samuel Adams, Thomas Paine and Patrick Henry. ... I am especially grateful to Thomas Jefferson and join him in pledging, `... eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.'" Jonathan Kwitny, _The Crimes of Patriots: A True Tale of Dope, Dirty Money and the CIA_, WW Norton, c1987. Mother Jones, Aug/Sep 87, p17. Martin A Lee and Bruce Shlain, _Acid Dreams: The CIA, LSD and the Sixties Rebellion_. Grove Press. The Nation, Sep 5, 1987, p 189. Rensselaer W Lee III, _White Labyrinth: Cocaine and Political Power_. Transaction Press. 256pp. The economies of Columbia, Peru, and Bolivia have been captured by the drug trade. Penny Lernoux _In Banks We Trust_ (1984) Michael Levine, ???. 1990. Interview on 23 April 90 MacNeil-Lehrer. 25 year DEA agent claims that 50 tons of cocaine per year were shipped thru Honduras to USA to fund the War on Communists. *The Big White Lie* by Michael Levine. (New York: Thunder's Mouth Press, 1993) More great big laughs about the (ha ha ha) "War on Drugs" where parts of the government bring in the drugs and then other parts of the government fight the drugs. Truly hilarious, except for, as ex-DEA agent Levine points out in the dedication of his book, "law enforcement officers who have died trying to take drugs off the street". Oh-oh. Somebody'd better call "Walker: Texas Ranger" and have him investigate! Leonard Levy, _A License to Steal_ (1996?) $30. Billed as the best and most complete account to date of the controversy surrounding forfeiture of property as a device to combat crime. Stanley J Marks, _A Year in the Lives of the Damned: Reagan, Reaganism, 1986!_ Bureau of International Affairs. Reveals 1980 agreement to sell arms to Iran and protect drug smugglers. Jonathan Marshall, _Drug Wars_, 1990 Cohan & Cohen. The connection between Mexican drug underworld & CIA. Jonathan Marshall, Peter Dale Scott, and Jane Hunter. _The Iran Contra Connection: Secret Teams and Covert Operations in the Reagan Era_. South End, Boston, 313pp, $11. Drug trafficking, gun running, government toppling, and assassination. Ref: Utne Reader, Nov/Dec 87, p122. Jonathan Marshall. _Opium, tungsten and the search for National Security_. [more stuff on international business and politics of drug trade supported by the US government, but, since profits were lucrative, one that led to corruption and misuse of government officials and resources] McAllister, William. _Conflicts of interest in the international drug control system_. [an economic argument about producing versus manufacturing countries and how they negotiated international drug laws] Al McCoy, _The Politics of Heroin in Southeast Asia 1972_. Harper & Row John McWilliams, _Through the Past Darkly: the Politics and policies of America's drug war_. Meyer, Kathryn. _Fast crabs and cigarette boats: a speculative essay_. [this is about drug wars in china, starting with Great Britain's monopoly on selling opium to China from India] James Mills, _The Underground Empire_, Doubleday, $22.95 Newsweek, July 28, 1986, p65. Big time drug smuggling business and efforts of "Centac" to neutralize it. Purportedly true, but absolutely NO references nor documentation. David Musto, _The American Disease: Origins of Narcotic Control_. Utne Reader, #32p78 David W. Rasmussen and Bruce L. Benson, _THE ECONOMIC ANATOMY OF A DRUG WAR: Criminal Justice in the Commons_, Lanham, Md.: Rowman and Littlefield, 1994. Drug War is unwinable and has destroyed the justice system. Reed, Terry and John Cummings. _Compromised: Clinton, Bush and the CIA_. Reports on the aledged conspiracy of CIA drug trafficking out of Mena, AR. WSJ, 940420. Peter Dale Scott & Jonathan Marshall, _Cocaine Politics: Drugs, Armies, and the CIA in Central America_. 1992, Univ of California Press, Berkeley CA. $13. Elaine Shannon, _Desperados: Latin Drug Lords, US Lawmen, & the War America Can't Win_. Time. Sam Staley, _Drug Policy and the Decline of American Cities_, Transaction, 1992. WSJ, Aug 13 92, A13. War on Drugs escalates urban violence & removes youth from the legitimate economy. Jay Stevens, _Storming Heaven: LSD and the American Dream_, 1987 Stutman, _Deep Cover_. Confessions of an ex-DEA agent. Subcommittee on Terrorism, Narcotics, and International Operations of the Committee on Foreign Relations, United States Senate. U.S. G.P.O., Supt. of Docs., Washington, April 13, 1989. (GOV DOC # Y 4.F 76/2:S.prt.100-165) Jack Terrell and Ron Martz: Disposable Patriot, ISBN 0915765381, National Press Books, 1992. "Highly recommended for background on the US intelligence community, drugs, and the Contras!" Gordon Thomas: _Journey Into Madness: the true story of secret CIA mind control & medical abuse_, Bantam, 1989, ISBN 0-553-05357 This book concentrates on the harrowing story of Dr. Cameron, of the Allan Memorial Institute in Montreal. Cameron, respected and well published in the field of psychiatry, carried out experiments funded by the CIA involving electro-shock, administering LSD to tranquilized patients, and "psychic driving" a method for 'repatterning' the psyche by constantly repeating key phases to a subject via headphones mounted on a helmet that could not be removed! Mark Thornton, The Economics of Prohibition Arnold S Trebach, _The Great Drug War_. Professor of Justice at American University. ref Reason, Nov 87, p46. William O. Walker, III, ed. _Drug Control Policy: Essays in historical and comparative perspective_. Penn State Press, 1992. Steven Wisotsky, Beyond the War on Drugs: Overcoming A Failed Policy", professor of legal studies at Nova University Law Center, Fort Lauderdale, FL. Michael Woodiwiss, _Crime, Crusades, and Corruption: Prohibitions in the United States, 1900-1987_, 1988. This book is chockfulla prohibition history (alcohol, gambling, prostitution, and drugs) and has some great quotes from across the decades, by both prohibitionists and anti's alike. Leon Ziegler, _La Suiss Lave Plus Blanc_, Editions du Seuil, Paris, France. Swiss money laundering. Alleges that Iran paid for arms from the Iran-contra conspiracy partly in heroin & morphine base. ACRES USA, Apr 90, p21.
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