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CANCELLED: Killer High: A History of War in Six Drugs

March 12 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


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In recent years, there is growing alarm over how drugs increasingly aid terrorists, insurgents, traffickers, and gangs around the world. While the news focuses on today’s conflict, what these stories ignore is how drugs have influenced, fueled, or been spread by war, not just over the last several decades, but for centuries.

KILLER HIGH: A History of War in Six Drugs (Oxford University Press, January 2020) by Peter Andreas, author of Smuggler Nation, reveals that the drugs war nexus is actually an old story, and that powerful states have been the biggest beneficiaries. KILLER HIGH tells the story of war from antiquity to the modern age through the lens of six psychoactive drugs: alcohol, tobacco, caffeine, opium, amphetamines, and cocaine.

Come to the book launch and join the discussion!


Julien J. Studley Graduate Programs in International Affairs


Orozco Suite
66 W 12th Street
New York City, NY United States
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