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Under the Influence: The Disinformation Guide to Drugs

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In the latest in the oversize Disinformation Guide series of anthologies, editor Preston Peet assembles an all-star cast to lay to rest the specious misinformation peddled by prohibitionists who depend upon the “War on some drugs & users” for their livelihood & power.
Drug users & abusers describe their feelings & fears for freedom, not only for themselves
Paperback, 312 pages
Published October 1st 2004 by The Disinformation Company (NYC) (first published January 1st 2004)
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Erik Graff
Mar 20, 2015 Erik Graff rated it it was ok
Recommends it for: drug prohibitionists
Recommended to Erik by: no one
Shelves: sciences
My life and those of many of those I most respect was changed, positively, by psychedelics. Consequently, I pick up books on psychopharmacology, altered states of consciousness, ethnobotany and the like when I find them available at low cost. This one I found on the bargain shelves at Border's and, having almost ninety cents left on the gift card my twelve-year old niece gave me for my birthday, I snapped it up.

Well, it is an anthology and not a very well done one. The articles are very generall
Zebra Three
Jun 18, 2011 Zebra Three rated it liked it
Shelves: usa, drugs, politics
Under The Influence is a collection of essays and articles of variable quality, centering around issues associated with the War on Drugs. The tone of most parts is casual and journalistic, making the collection highly accessible and good for a leisurely read. There were however some sections that weren't written brilliantly as well as editing mistakes which really let down the whole collection. I wasn't expecting academic standard, but I was expecting something better executed.

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Preston Peet is a writer, editor, photographer, musician, actor, DJ, activist and adventurer. A regular contributor to High Times magazine and website, the editor of the controversial website, and a columnist for the New York Waste, he lives in Manhattan with his other half and 10 rescued cats.
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