An Illustrated History of the Military Fascism that has Engineered and Profited from this Tragedy Of Dan Russell's previous book Drug War, on which this book is based: An important, strenuously argued contribution to the case against our nation's scandalous narcotics policies and laws. Particularly valuable are the the encyclopaedic historical and anthropological perspectives which the author brings to bear on our cultural crisis. His scathing review of today's unjust confiscation and sentencing statutes is balanced by encouraging and badly-needed statistics about the successes of alternatives, such as the Dutch decriminalization program. Peter Dale Scott, English Department, University of California, Berkeley, author of Cocaine Politics, Deep Politics, Crime & Cover-Up, Coming To Jakarta, etc. Dan Russell's book is on par with Howard Zinn's People's History of the United States. This historical account needs to be in every educational institution, beginning with high school, to tell the other side of the story of our loss of earth-based ecstasy. This book brilliantly shows how our healing relationship with plant allies came to be replaced with the prevailing political agenda of drug propaganda. I recommend this great book, which I personally couldn't put down as it engages like a historical / political vel, for all schools of free thinkers. It is the central text in our homeschool for my teenagers this year! Jeannine Parvati Baker, author of Hygieia: A Woman's Herbal; Conscious Conception: Elemental Journey Through the Labyrinth of Sexuality; Prenatal Yoga & Natural Birth: Dan Russell is a paradigm shifter of the first order. This is a book that gives the world a whole new way to understand the cosmology of drugs, intelligence, shamanism, spirituality, assassination and war. If I had to pick five books to keep as the best understanding of the insanity, profit motive, Wall Street-driving, prison-industry-sustaining, intelligence-agency-protected system this would be one of them. An absolute must read for anyone coming from a legal, law enforcement or academic background. More than 1300 foottes leave stone unturned and a new dimension opened. Anyone who wants to understand the real issues raised by drugs and the drug war cant afford to bypass this seminal work. Michael C. Ruppert, former LAPD narcotics investigator; anti-CIA activist; publisher/editor - coauthor of Confronting Collapse and Crossing the Rubicon Wow! I have learned so much and enjoyed this read tremendously. Your book was a watershed event for me. It helped me 'see the world whole' and understand the drug business and the war on drugs in an important new way. We are all pressed for time, but reading your book was the ultimate time saver for me. There is thing more powerful than understanding the chaos when you are in it....Your book is a monumental achievement....for goodness sakes this needs to get out asap. Excellent is excellent! Catherine Austin Fitts, Federal Housing Commissioner, 1989-90; President, Solari, Inc.; www.solari.com Dan Russell goes to the heart of the so-called 'drug-problem', really a 'prohibition-problem': extra-curricular drug- and gun-running by numerous governments, with that of the United States at the head of the list, its cynical and duplicitous 'war on drugs' twithstanding - ught but a racist war on the poor and disenfranchised, both nationally and internationally, and withal a 'war on the drug competition'; r ought we to forget who invented modern money laundering shell-games, r who profits the most from them. I urge you to read Dan Russell's shocking expose - may it serve as a much-needed wake-up call! Jonathan Ott, author/co-author of Pharmacophilia Or The Natural Paradises, Pharmacotheon, Persephone's Quest, The Road To Eleusis, Hallucigenic Plants of North America, The Age of Entheogens, etc.