Alfred W. McCoy, a TomDis­patch reg­u­lar, is the Har­ring­ton pro­fes­sor of his­to­ry at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Wis­con­sin-Madi­son. He is the author of The Pol­i­tics of Hero­in: CIA Com­plic­i­ty in the Glob­al Drug Trade, and his newest book, In the Shad­ows of the Amer­i­can Cen­tu­ry: The Rise and Decline of U.S. Glob­al Pow­er (Dis­patch Books/​Haymarket), will be pub­lished August 2017.
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