The Dope: The Real History of the Mexican Drug Trade

Saturday 11 November
Friends Meeting House
4.00pm

The Mexican drug trade has inspired myths of a war between north and south, white and brown, between noble cops and vicious kingpins, corrupt politicians and powerful cartels.

In The Dope, Benjamin T Smith, Professor of Latin American History, draws on unprecedented archival research, leaked documents, and dozens of harrowing interviews, to tell the real story of how and why this once-peaceful industry turned violent, to interrogate the US-backed policies that inflamed the carnage and to explore corruption on both sides of the border.

A dark morality tale about the American hunger for intoxication and the necessities of human survival, The Dope is essential for understanding drug war violence and how decades-old myths shape Mexico in the American imagination today.

Tickets £8.00
includes refreshments

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