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A Brief History of Drugs

by Antonio Eschotado Author and Ken Symington Author

Drugs have had an important role in the social, cultural, and spiritual development of civilization from the most ancient times to the modern era. This book recounts how the history of drugs shapes the history of humanity and its long relationship with mind-altering substances. Turning to the present era, the authors examine the differences between drug-tolerant societies and more repressive cultures and presents an analysis of the detrimental social cost of the so-called "war on drugs" and its negative impact on society.

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