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Massacres and Marijuana: Vietnam and the Drug War

Historical Controversies Podcast

Tags U.S. HistoryWar and Foreign Policy

09/27/2017Chris Calton

Season 1, Episode 8. In Vietnam, many soldiers found narcotics to be a coping agent against the horrors of war. Narcotics also became an easy scapegoat for a government looking to obfuscate the results of its own actions. In this episode, Chris Calton explains how the US government escalated the War on Drugs at home, while serving as a drug runner in Southeast Asia.

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Chris Calton

Chris Calton is an economic historian and a former Mises Research Fellow. He was the writer and host of the Historical Controversies podcast.

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