Tag: Drug War

On Duty for the CIA: German Nazis and Italian Fascists

Maximilian C. Forte , March 29th, 2019


Apart from employing German Nazi scientists, and adopting the methods, principles, and science of the Nazis in developing modern warfare, for what other purposes were Nazis sought after…


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“Cocaine Cowboys: Reloaded” (2014): Reversing Empire and the 1980s’ Drug War

Maximilian C. Forte , October 29th, 2018


Miami, and what became a Miami aesthetic, was probably one of the most distinctive and memorable features of the 1980s in North America. Hit shows like Miami Vice…


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In Memory of Manuel Noriega, Looking Back after 27 Years

Maximilian C. Forte , May 30th, 2017


With the passing of Manuel Noriega, I looked back 27 years to something I wrote for Excalibur, the York University newspaper. I was surprised to see how much…


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Pandora’s Brew: The New Ayahuasca Part 7

Christina Callicott , April 18th, 2017


Conclusion: It’s all fun and games… As I mentioned in the first post of my series, anthropologists and ethnobiologists have played an outsized role in studying and popularizing…


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Pandora’s Brew: The New Ayahuasca Part 4

Christina Callicott , March 27th, 2017


Ayahuasca Healings Last week (March 18, 2017), I received an email that read, in toto: Just like I promised: Get the free eBook here (right click, “Save Link…


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Pandora’s Brew: The New Ayahuasca

Christina Callicott , March 6th, 2017


Part 2: The New Ayahuasca Churches Yesterday I sat in on a webinar sponsored by ICEERS (the International Center for Ethnobotanical Education, Research and Service) and organized by anthropologist…


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Pandora’s Brew: The New Ayahuasca

Christina Callicott , March 5th, 2017


Savage Minds welcomes guest blogger Christina Callicott. I’m guessing that by now most of my readers will have heard of this stuff called “ayahuasca.” Everyone from Stephen Colbert…


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