內容簡介 揭露頭條新聞背後的秘密故事，墨西哥毒品交易不為人知的歷史。揭密墨西哥毒品問題，毒梟與黑幫、政治的關係，這是一本墨西哥與毒品之間的戰爭全書！這是第一本了解墨西哥毒品戰爭、政治和經濟的書。也是關於暴力、腐敗如何困擾現代墨西哥的史詩傳奇。墨西哥的毒品戰爭啟發了無數文章、電視節目和電影的靈感。 從墨西哥大毒梟的逃亡到川普總統的長篇大論。我們耳熟能詳的故事，背後隱藏著21 世紀最大的一段歷史。作者班傑明·史密斯 (Benjamin T Smith) 從 20 世紀初開始追朔到現代，一系列鮮明的角色的所作所為，影響了現在的墨西哥。書中揭露一個非法行業，是如何由農民及家族，及治療師起家的。其後又是如何被壟斷集團、犯罪首腦和腐敗勢力所主導。作者詳述了從邊境毒販到變成毒品戰爭的首批受害者，著名的海洛因化學家和第一個古柯鹼進口商，以及身為傑出醫生的馬克思主義者，曾經試圖將墨西哥的毒品合法化卻失敗的歷史。甚至美國聯邦麻醉劑局長的干預，為當今墨西哥的暴力鋪出了一條險路。班傑明·史密斯是當今墨西哥最重要的歷史學家之一。他在天空電視台、BBC 電台等撰寫了大量有關墨西哥的文章。他還為逃離幫派暴力的墨西哥人尋求庇護。The untold history of the Mexican drug trade. Discover the secret history behind the headlines. The Mexican drug wars have inspired countless articles, TV shows and movies. From Breaking Bad to Sicario, El Chapo's escapes to Trump's tirades, this is a story we think we know. But there's a hidden history to the biggest story of the twenty-first century. The Dope exposes how an illicit industry that started with farmers, families and healers came to be dominated by cartels, kingpins and corruption. Benjamin T Smith traces an unforgettable cast of characters from the early twentieth century to the modern day, whose actions came to influence Mexico as we now know it. There's Enrique Fernández, the borderlands trafficker who became Mexico's first major narco and one of the first victims of the war on drugs; Eduardo 'Lalo' Fernández, Mexico's most prominent heroin chemist and first major cocaine importer; Leopoldo Salazar Viniegra, the brilliant doctor and Marxist who tried (and failed) to decriminalize Mexico's drugs; and Harry Anslinger, the head of the Federal Bureau of Narcotics whose sensationalist strategies paved the way for U.S. interference and the extraordinary levels of violence in Mexico today. The Dope is the epic saga of how violence and corruption came to plague modern Mexico, and the first book to make sense of the political and economic big picture of the Mexican drug wars.
作者介紹 Benjamin T. Smith is one of the foremost historians of modern Mexico. He is a professor in modern Latin American history at the University of Warwick, and was Associate Professor of Mexican History at Michigan State University. His previous books have explored politics, violence, Catholicism and journalism in modern Mexico. Benjamin has written widely on Mexico for the Guardian, The Jacobin, and Dissent and has appeared on Sky TV, BBC Radio, Channel 4 News and France24. He also provides expert witness accounts for Mexican asylum seekers escaping gang violence.