Alfred W. McCoy is a bit of a hero of mine.
Some fifty (50) years ago he did extensive research and wrote a book called: The Politics Of Heroin: CIA Complicity In The Global Drug Trade.
He wrote the book during the time of the Vietnam war.
He later updated the book in the late 1980s/early 1990s.
That’s when I read it.
I urge you to get a copy and read it. It’s absolutely fantastic. The book changed my perception of the world quite drastically.
As the War On Terror kicked into high gear, Dr. McCoy did extensive research on the CIA torture program. He published a book about that as well and was part of an award winning documentary on the CIA torture program. He has a new book that’s coming out in September 2017 called: In The Shadows Of The American Century: The Rise And Decline Of US Global Power.
Jeremy Scahill sits down for an hour with Dr. McCoy for the Intercept_’s podcast.
You can find a full transcript of the podcast here.
This is the actual podcast.