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978-0-8018-6165-9 / 9780801861659

Hep-Cats, Narcs, and Pipe Dreams: A History of America's Romance with Illegal Drugs

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Publisher:The Johns Hopkins University Press

Edition:Softcover

Language:English

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Jill Jonnes provides a highly detailed and enormously readable history of American drug use in the 20th century, making the important point that narcotics were a problem long before their naive glorification in the 1960s. Without ever sounding preachy, she calls for re-stigmatizing illegal drugs. "The societal costs of widely available drugs clearly outweigh whatever pleasure and insight they provide to those who can handle them," she concludes. "Just Say No" may have seemed corny, but there was something to it.

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