[Marxism] Fwd: Newest Don Winslow article "Horse of the Apocalypse" about the secret history of the heroin crisis

Louis Proyect lnp3 at panix.com
Tue Aug 9 16:56:17 MDT 2016


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Subject: 	Newest Don Winslow article "Horse of the Apocalypse" about the 
secret history of the heroin crisis
Date: 	Tue, 9 Aug 2016 18:37:55 -0400 (EDT)
From: 	Elizabeth Kushel <elizabeth.kushel at strategypr.net>
Reply-To: 	elizabeth.kushel at strategypr.net
To: 	lnp3 at panix.com

I have something interesting in the new September issue of Esquire -- a 
piece by Don Winslow (preeminent authority on the Mexican drug cartels 
and author of The Cartel, Savages, and more) called "Horse of the 
Apocalypse about the secret history of the heroin crisis. Winslow states 
that the heroin epidemic was caused by the legalization of marijuana.

It's a fascinating examination of drug economics and cartel politics. In 
this political climate - especially when there's talk of building a wall 
between Mexico and the US - the article would make great fodder for an 
interview.

Winslow makes the case that America is in the grips of a heroin epidemic 
that kills 200 people a week because the legalization of pot destroyed 
the profits of the Mexican cartels. How did they respond to a major loss 
in revenue? Like any company, they created an irresistible new product 
and flooded the market. The scariest part: This might not have happened 
with El Chapo in charge.

It's a really great read. Link to article here:
http://www.esquire.com/news-politics/a46918/heroin-mexico-el-chapo-cartels-don-winslow/ 


The September issue is officially out today.

All the best,
Elizabeth





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