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Containing Addiction : The Federal Bureau of Narcotics and the Origins of America's Global Drug War
by Matthew R. Pembleton


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The story of America's "War on Drugs" usually begins with Richard Nixon or Ronald Reagan. In Containing Addiction, Matthew R. Pembleton argues that its origins instead lie in the years following World War II, when the Federal Bureau of Narcotics -- the country's first drug control agency, established in 1930 -- began to depict drug control as a paramilitary conflict and sent agents abroad to disrupt the flow of drugs to American shores.  Read more...


 
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Overview

The story of America's "War on Drugs" usually begins with Richard Nixon or Ronald Reagan. In Containing Addiction, Matthew R. Pembleton argues that its origins instead lie in the years following World War II, when the Federal Bureau of Narcotics -- the country's first drug control agency, established in 1930 -- began to depict drug control as a paramilitary conflict and sent agents abroad to disrupt the flow of drugs to American shores.

U.S. policymakers had long viewed addiction and organized crime as profound domestic and trans-national threats. Yet World War II presented new opportunities to implement drug control on a global scale. Skeptical of public health efforts to address demand, the Federal Bureau of Narcotics believed that reducing the global supply of drugs was the only way to contain the spread of addiction. In effect, America applied a foreign policy solution to a domestic social crisis, demonstrating how consistently policymakers have assumed that security at home can only be achieved through hegemony abroad. The result is a drug war that persists into the present day.



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  • ISBN-13: 9781625343161
  • ISBN-10: 1625343167
  • Publisher: University of Massachusetts Press
  • Publish Date: December 2017
  • Page Count: 336
  • Reading Level: Ages 22-UP
  • Dimensions: 9 x 6 x 0.91 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.31 pounds

Series: Culture and Politics in the Cold War and Beyond

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