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The Milk of the Poppy

  • Historical Controversies Podcast

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08/23/2017Chris Calton

Season 1, Episode 3. Chris Calton looks at the history of opium use around the world. The tale takes us to baby farms in Victorian England, 19th Century China, and even one of the most prominent examples of fake news from the Washington Post.

For further reading, see Opium: A History edited by Martin Booth (St. Martin's Griffin, 1996).

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Chris Calton

Chris Calton is a 2018 Mises Institute Research Fellow and an economic historian. He is writer and host of the Historical Controversies podcast.

See also his YouTube channel here.

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