Hosted by Jacobin and Verso Books, author Benjamin Fong will be joined by Christian Parenti and Emily Dufton to discuss his new book Quick Fixes: Drugs in America from Prohibition to the 21st Century Binge, the latest in the Jacobin book series, at the People’s Forum in NYC.
Quick Fixes takes a sober look at how drugs have shaped American society. The contradiction between America’s passionate love for and intense hatred of these substances has been one of its defining characteristics for over a century. Through nine chapters, each devoted to the modern history of a drug or class of drugs, Fong examines Americans’ fraught relationship with psychoactive substances. This live discussion will guide the audience through some of the most fascinating details of the history and function of different types of drugs in American society.
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