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By Edward Jay Epstein

President Bush has made the conflict opposed to medicinal drugs the number 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 medication warfare responsible foreigners for the difficulty in America's towns, and to supply a smokescreen for unrelated political job designed to strengthen government strength. the medicine crackdown has visible a nearly hundredfold elevate within the federal funds for narco-politics within the fifteen years due to the fact corporation of worry used to be 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 fee, has in reality grown.

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He had little support from Republican politicians and was defeated in a party caucus by a vote of 25 to 4. Liddy next turned the focus of his attention to the Republican nomination for Congress from the Poughkeepsie district. , who held the Republican seat, he mounted a bitter primary campaign in the summer of 1968, which the Democratic opponent, John S. " He traveled from fraternal lodge to fraternal lodge in Dutchess County, relentlessly pursuing the theme of vampire-addicts jeopardizing the life and safety of Dutchess County citizens.

Timothy Leary," Liddy subsequently explained in Trite magazine. "Leary's ability to influence the young made him feared by parents everywhere. " In other words, Liddy realized that Leary could be portrayed as a Pied Piper, using mysterious drugs to turn the young against their parents. He also noted, "Local boys and girls have been seen entering and leaving the estate ... " He even foresaw that if citizens' fears about drugs were properly stimulated, "there would be reenacted at Millbrook the classic motion picture scene in which enraged Transylvanian town folks storm Dr.

He entered the congressional fray again in 1968, this time as a candidate for the nomination of the New York State Conservative party. And as the strongest law-and-order candidate of Dutchess County, he easily won this nomination. Liddy now presented Hamilton Fish with a serious problem in his bid for reelection to Congress. The public-opinion polls showed in September, 1968, that it was going to be an exceedingly close race between Fish and Dyson. As the Conservative candidate and the locally celebrated prosecutor who had "captured Timothy Leary," Liddy threatened to win enough votes among conservative Republicans to ensure Fish's defeat and a Democratic victory.

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