The Barnes Review, June 1997: British East Indian Opium Trade
VOLUME III, NUMBER 6
Table of Contents
The vastly powerful British East India Company flooded China with India-cultivated opium. But up and down the line, venal Orientals as well as conscienceless Britons reaped the profits.
NARCOTICS IN HISTORY
It’s impossible to confine traffic in this lethal trade to a time or place or even a culture. A brief history from Biblical times to present.
A 1930S VIEW OF CHINA
A writer of “Old China Hand” wisdom reveals Chinese traits and customs. To what extent will inner Sino-characteristics affect our present and future crucial deals with this enigmatic superpower?
MISSING AT MIDWAY
Navy Ensign George Gay was not the only U.S. pilot to survive being shot down over the Japanese fleet at the Battle of Midway. But the American aviators picked up by the enemy did not share his good fortune.
WALDHEIM AS MEDIA DEMON
Billionaire Edgar Bronfman and his crew attacked former U.N. Secretary General Kurt Waldheim as a Nazi war criminal. The truth stunted their success, but it showed the extent to which “McCarthyism of the Left” can scar reputations.
8.5″×11″, saddle stitched, 32 pp., b/w illustrations