Antonio Escohotado Espinosa Madrid , 5 July is a Spanish philosopher, essayist and university professor whose work, while mainly focused on law, philosophy and sociology, has covered a wide range of fields. Escohotado gained public renown for his research on drugs as well as for his well-known anti-prohibitionist positions. His major work, The General History of Drugs, is widely respected. The Escohotado family hails from Madrid's northwest mountains.
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Community Reviews. Showing Average rating 4. Rating details. Sort order. Start your review of Historia general de las drogas. Very short history till modern 18thth century times.
He also retells the myth about crusader orders imitating a supposedly established use of na Very short history till modern 18thth century times. He also retells the myth about crusader orders imitating a supposedly established use of narcotics by the Assassins His best part is the 19th century, with its rediscovery of narcotics and "les paradis artificiels".
The book ends with an anthology of stories about the involvement of executive and legislative agencies in drug trade and distribution and became very annoying. An entertaining still annoying mixture of historical narrative, conspiracy stories and anecdotes. My first history of drugs, and I hope there are better one on the market This book should be mandatory reading. Its the missing chapter of human history. I was already fairly radically anti-prohibition on drugs, so my danger with this book is not reading it critically enough because it confirms my biases.
Very simple and easy to read, while giving us a general panoramic view of the history of drugs. Dec 03, Pablo Mora rated it it was amazing. A basic book to understand the fear and hatred toward drugs. We should all learn to consider drugs as a part of the lore of cultures. I read the version, general history of drugs. Informative and well worth it- esp. Loved this book. Quick read on how drugs and culture intermingle and have changed over time.
I did in fact "really" like it, but a "brief" history will always be sort of problematic. Still, very interesting! An excellent overview of the history of drugs and cultures! The author did a magnificent job of writing and editing down this version of his larger work written in Spanish only! It makes me want to also read his larger book on this subject! There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Readers also enjoyed. About Antonio Escohotado. Antonio Escohotado.
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