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John L. Potash is the author of "The FBI War on Tupac Shakur and Black Leaders." His work has been published in the "Baltimore Chronicle," the "City Paper," "Covert Action Quarterly," "Rock Creek Free Press," and "Z" magazine. He lives in Baltimore.
"Both well-researched and an exhilarating read, Drugs as Weapons Against Us exposes the dark history of the state's use of drugs as both a tool of imperialism abroad and of social control at home." Kara Dellacioppa, chair of the Sociology Department, California State University; author, This Bridge Called Zapatismo; editor, Cultural Politics and Resistance in the 21st Century "Well-documented ... not just opinion ... I'm really recommending people get this book and read it ... I really encourage everybody to get online and order this book right away!" Joe Madison, talk radio host "In my first radio interview, Frank Zappa told me the CIA was distributing LSD to the hippies. [ Drugs as Weapons Against Us is] Unbelievable! Just a compelling story!" --Allan Handelman, Rock Talk "Awesome guest [John Potash]... is going out on a limb. This is a book that if you're interested in the manipulation of the population, you're going to want to get. This is the kind of book I just crave." --Joyce Riley, The Power Hour "[John Potash] has done a wonderful job of research and a wonderful job of presenting [his] facts." --Rob McConnell, The X Zone "When Lennon met semi-privately with media guru Marshall McLuhan in late 1969, McLuhan let Lennon know he was a 'useful fool,' and The Beatles were [used] for psychological warfare... in popularizing drugs. Lennon stormed out but came back a few hours later to learn more. [ Drugs as Weapons Against Us ] is exhilarating and well-researched... with startling revelations... definitely worth the read!" --Richard Syrett, The Conspiracy Show "The CIA have used drugs as weapons against Americans... to control people or pacify dissension against the official status quo--the government's war policies... We should not delude ourselves that U.S. Intelligence has repented and would never repeat these operations... Many people still look at the rapid rise of the hallucinogenic use among these popular Sixties rock stars such as The Beatles, Rolling Stones and Jimi Hendrix as positive contributions--I don't--to the Sixties idealism--It wasn't--about the world's possibility for peace, love and global cooperation--that's naive. Nevertheless, we barely consider the possibility that such pacifist views were the intention of U.S. Intelligence agencies, and the CIA and its moneyed interests had a role in creating the Sixties subculture and [leading them to] dropping out and leaving behind radical dissent and protest. [John Potash has] covered so much in [his] research... we appreciate his work." --Gary Null, WBAI 99.5 FM "The book is amazing!" --David Clyde, The Wild Side 990AM WBOB, Rhode Island "I just got the book a couple days ago and I can't wait to read it. I really can't." --Bill LuMaye, WPTF, 680AM/850AM Raleigh, Duram, Chapel Hill, NC. Listed in Talkers magazine Top 250 "I really think [ Drugs as Weapons Against Us ] is a fascinating compendium of... what the CIA was doing... regarding manipulating our minds... targeting a lot of famous celebrities, musicians. [John Potash is] an author I really recommend you read... definitely read Drugs as Weapons Against Us." --Sean Stone, Buzzsaw on The Lip TV