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By Edward Jay Epstein

President Bush has made the battle opposed to medicines the #1 factor at the modern American political time table. during this revised variation of his vintage ebook, to be had for the 1st time in paperback, Edward Jay Epstein argues that the president has followed the tactic of his forbear, Richard Nixon, in utilizing the medicine conflict responsible foreigners for the concern in America's towns, and to supply a smokescreen for unrelated political job designed to strengthen govt strength. the medication crackdown has noticeable a virtually hundredfold bring up within the federal finances for narco-politics within the fifteen years in view that service provider of worry was once first released, whereas facts on drug-running were massaged. Epstein issues out that, regardless of the big budgets and public family brouhaha, drug importation, as measured opposed to wholesale expense, has actually grown.

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A mugging every six minutes ... a murder every forty-three minutes... and it will get worse unless we take the offensive. . " After winning the election by a narrow margin, Nixon was expected to deal effectively with the menace to law and order that he himself had helped to popularize. But for him it was an opportunity, not a problem. html (4 of 4) [9/16/2000 16:11:49] The Bete-noire strategy Agency of Fear Opiates and Political Power in America By Edward Jay Epstein Chapter 5 - The Bete-noire Strategy It proved far easier to find the rhetoric to excite public fears over lawlessness than the controls for reducing crime and disorder.

However, because Liddy had not fully advised Leary of his rights, as they were defined by the United States Supreme Court in the Miranda decision that year, the judge dismissed the charges against Leary and his followers. Though Liddy viewed the Supreme Court as an "unelected elite" that had usurped power in the United States, he acquiesced in the decision. After all, he had successfully "exposed" Leary in the newspapers of Dutchess County (and Leary subsequently left the county), and he had established his own reputation as a drug fighter.

After winning the election by a narrow margin, Nixon was expected to deal effectively with the menace to law and order that he himself had helped to popularize. But for him it was an opportunity, not a problem. html (4 of 4) [9/16/2000 16:11:49] The Bete-noire strategy Agency of Fear Opiates and Political Power in America By Edward Jay Epstein Chapter 5 - The Bete-noire Strategy It proved far easier to find the rhetoric to excite public fears over lawlessness than the controls for reducing crime and disorder.

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