Book Discussion on This Is Your Country on Drugs

Ryan Grim talked about his book This Is Your Country On Drugs: The Secret History of Getting High in America (Wiley (June 22, 2009). In his… read more

Ryan Grim talked about his book This Is Your Country On Drugs: The Secret History of Getting High in America (Wiley (June 22, 2009). In his book he presents a history of drug use and culture in the United States from opium dens in New York in the 19th century to drug experimentation in the 1960s, and the current debates about the legalization of marijuana. Mr. Grim presents his research on why certain drugs are popular at certain times in history and his thoughts on the government’s war on drugs. He read passages from his book and responded to questions from members of the audience

Ryan Grim is the senior congressional correspondent for the Huffington Post. His writings has appeared in several publications, including Rolling Stone and the Washington Post. close

*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

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Book Discussion on This Is Your Country on Drugs

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Waltham, Massachusetts, United States
First Aired:
Aug 9, 2009
Last Aired:
Oct 12, 2009

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  • Aug 09, 2009 | 5:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Aug 24, 2009 | 1:01am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Oct 12, 2009 | 6:48am EDT | C-SPAN 2
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