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Narco-State_outline1 - Narco-State Outline Study material:...

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Narco-State Outline Study material: Peter Dale Scott, Drugs, Oil, and War Ch1-3 (p27-58) ***pay attention especially to Ch3: Origins of Drug Proxy Strategy: KMT, Burma, and US Organized Crime Ch9-10 (147-184) Laos (1959-1970), Cambodia and Oil, 1970 ***check out the Wikipedia links for historical background of these wars Recommended : Ch11 (p185-199) Opium, the China Lobby, and the CIA Week8 Lecture Notes 1. ARGUMENT : US is a narco-state. a. What is a narco-state (aka narco-capitalism, narco-economy)? i. Definition – Any geo-political entity that derives profits and power through the systematic production and distribution of narcotics ii. Another definition – pejorative term meant to express criticism of a state's policies and practices surrounding the international illegal drugs trade. 1. Generally, a narco-state = state/gov’t that has been taken over and is controlled and corrupted by drug cartels, and where law enforcement is effectively nonexistent 2. Any official political action that purports to have a war against
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