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SPECIAL NOTICE – RECOMMENDED READING ADDITION

I just added Empire of Pain: The Secret History of the Sackler Dynasty by: Patrick Radden Keefe to the Recommended Reading List.

This is a 30,000 foot view of the opioid crisis in America centered around the family most responsible for it.  Radden combines the factual accuracy of a Jane Mayer, colorful antidotes and an almost Erik Larson ability to make non-fiction read like a compelling novel.

Combined with Beth Macy’s Dopesick  this book will give you sufficient information on the opioid crisis.

Posteriors In Prison

There have been a few notable versions of the Two Americas speech in recent political history. Barack Obama’s 2004 keynote address to the Democratic National Convention in Boston arguably enabled his presidency.   It is a different “two Americas” that I want to write about today. Let’s explore. Continue reading Posteriors In Prison

Dopesick

I often spend too much time on the title of an article. Today I thought I would be straightforward. This entire article is an incomplete review of and commentary on the central topic of Beth Macy’s book Dopesick. If you haven’t read it I strongly recommend you do. It is the seminal work on the opioid crisis. With disclosures and introductions out of the way, let’s explore.   Continue reading Dopesick