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Pills, Powder, and Smoke: Inside the Bloody War on Drugs

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Queen Mary University of London

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Author Antony Loewenstein takes part in a conversation for the award winning Stop and Search podcast, discussing the bloody war on drugs

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Journalist and author Antony Loewenstein releases his new book Pills, Powder, and Smoke: Inside the Bloody War on Drugs, and he joins the award winning Stop and Search podcast at the Queen Mary University for a conversation about his journey in writing the book:

"Like the never-ending War on Terror, the drugs war is a multi-billion-dollar industry that won’t go down without a fight. Pills, Powder, and Smoke explains why.

The War on Drugs has been official American policy since the 1970s, with the UK, Europe, and much of the world following suit. It is at best a failed policy, according to bestselling author Antony Loewenstein. Its direct results have included mass incarceration in the US, extreme violence in different parts of the world, the backing of dictatorships, and surging drug addiction globally. And now the Trump administration is unleashing diplomatic and military forces against any softening of the conflict.

Pills, Powder, and Smoke investigates the individuals, officials, activists, victims, DEA agents, and traffickers caught up in this deadly war. Travelling through the UK, the US, Australia, Honduras, the Philippines, and Guinea-Bissau, Loewenstein uncovers the secrets of the drug war, why it’s so hard to end, and who is really profiting from it.

In reporting on the frontlines across the globe — from the streets of London’s King’s Cross to the killing fields of Central America to major cocaine transit routes in West Africa — Loewenstein reveals how the War on Drugs has become the most deadly war in modern times."

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