Fish Stories: The Drug Wars’ Unreliable Narrator

Given the Saturday Evening Post’s homogenous readership in 1926, we can forgive novice journalist Harry J. Anslinger for embroidering this lead into his article, “Tiger of the Sea”: “A moving picture with a South Sea scene is hardly complete unless the native hero, with a long dagger held between his teeth, balances his weight onContinue reading “Fish Stories: The Drug Wars’ Unreliable Narrator”

The Forgotten Drug War: Dorothy Sullivan, Informant (Chicago, 1941)

“There was not the least sign of social disorder in 1942” —Daniel Patrick Moynihan, speaking at the 100 Years of Heroin Conference, Yale University, 1998 Dorothy Sullivan was an informant for the Chicago office of the Federal Bureau of Narcotics. On Tuesday, January 22, 1942, she was scheduled to testify in federal court in supportContinue reading “The Forgotten Drug War: Dorothy Sullivan, Informant (Chicago, 1941)”

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