cj#421> miscellany


Richard Moore

Date: Thu, 18 Jan 1996
Sender: Arun Mehta <•••@••.•••>
Subject: Re: cj#411> misc. comments

> Sender: •••@••.••• (El Tiburon)
> Subject: Re: cj#403> email petition re/NEA funding (FYI)
> and the National Endowment for the Arts equals $.64 a year in
> >total.
> Not a bad price when compared with the $2000 per person cost of our
> military (US). At least we get to enjoy/partake of the arts as opposed to
> our 'participation' with the stealth bomber.

At the height of the peace movement in Germany, I heard a lovely piece
on German radio about how Pershing missiles could be "sold" to the
European public.

The radio commentator had a suggestion: each small town in Germany could
be given one to place in the town square -- the local council could be
entrusted with keeping it clean, its installation day even declared an
annual festival holiday, and (most brilliant of all) this town could
become a "partner" town of the town in the East that this missile would
one day destroy. Who knows, they could have an SS-20 missile of their own,
pointed at this town? People from the two towns could visit each other's
missile. Two towns thousands of miles apart, yet only a few minutes away
in destruction...

Date: Thu, 18 Jan 1996Sender: •••@••.••• (Joe Ferguson)
Subject: Re: cj#418> re: CIA & Cocaine

    Hi Richard,

    Fred wrote:

> The last I'd heard, the "Bible" on this subject was the
> book "The Politics of Heroin in Southeast Asia", by McCoy.

    and you wrote,

> I recall that Joe Ferguson was quite impressed with this book.  Perhaps he
> could offer some comments, or (re)send any review he might have on hand.

    but I have never read this book.  You may have been thinking of "The
Emperor Wears No Clothes" by Jack Herer, that exposes the corruption and
dishonesty that created and props up the hemp prohibition.

    - Joe

Date: Thu, 18 Jan 1996
Sender: •••@••.••• (Phil Mann)
Subject: Re: cj#418> re: CIA & Cocaine

        I speak as a reader and admirer of Mr. McCoy's work.  "The Politics
of Heroin in Southeast Asia-CIA Complicity in the Global Drug Trade",
McCoy, Alfred, Lawrence Hill Books, 1991).  Is an updated, worthy successor
to his original 1972 work "The Politics of Heroin in Southeast Asia."

        It is an exhaustive, scholarly examination of how opium has been
used over the last several hundred years to influence the political
economies of the regions of growth and use.   The book, which is
extensively sourced and footnoted, provides a necessary resource for
serious students and readers on the subject.

Phil Mann       net: •••@••.•••


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