Shocking but essential reading
To figure out what is going on in the world, you need to read this book. Those who run the drugs trade are those you would least expect. It seems it's always been that way from the 19th century opium wars in China through the East India trading company to what's happening today in Afghanistan where opium production has gone through the roof. Not to defend the Taliban in any way but one thing they did do was massively reduce heroin production. But now it's back to business as usual with the vast majority of this highly lucrative commodity coming from that nation with the help of the Western-backed military. I haven't finished it yet but definitely worth a read.
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