The Pursuit of Oblivion: A Global History of Narcotics  

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In The Pursuit of Oblivion: A Global History of Narcotics (2001), Richard Davenport-Hines offers an opinionated history of drugs structured around three major premises: Human beings use drugs; for many that choice will be debilitating, sometimes fatal; and government prohibition of drugs, as opposed to regulation, is counterproductive and doomed to failure.



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