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By Edward Jay Epstein

President Bush has made the battle opposed to medicinal drugs the #1 factor at the modern American political time table. during this revised version of his vintage booklet, on hand for the 1st time in paperback, Edward Jay Epstein argues that the president has followed the tactic of his forbear, Richard Nixon, in utilizing the medicine battle guilty foreigners for the drawback in America's towns, and to supply a smokescreen for unrelated political job designed to reinforce government energy. the medication crackdown has obvious a virtually hundredfold raise within the federal finances for narco-politics within the fifteen years given that organization of worry was once first released, whereas information on drug-running were massaged. Epstein issues out that, regardless of the big budgets and public kinfolk brouhaha, drug importation, as measured opposed to wholesale cost, has in reality grown.

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Rossides, who had direct responsibility for all the law-enforcement activities of the Treasury Department, including the Customs Bureau, the Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms unit, the Internal Revenue Service enforcement division, and the Secret Service. Rossides, a shrewd and enterprising Greek American who had been an all-American football player at Columbia University and had managed a number of Governor Rockefeller's campaigns in New York City, now planned to expand the role of the Treasury Department in law enforcement.

After working as a farmhand and oil roustabout, he attempted to cultivate lemons outside Los Angeles. After Richard was born, on January 9, 1913, Nixon abandoned the "lemon -ranch," and the family moved to the Quaker community of Whittier, California. They were so impoverished that Nixon's mother was forced to work as a scrubwoman in a sanatorium in Arizona in order to pay for the treatment of Richard's brother Harold, who suffered from tuberculosis. At the age of ten Richard Nixon was sent to work as a farm laborer to help out his family.

After working as a farmhand and oil roustabout, he attempted to cultivate lemons outside Los Angeles. After Richard was born, on January 9, 1913, Nixon abandoned the "lemon -ranch," and the family moved to the Quaker community of Whittier, California. They were so impoverished that Nixon's mother was forced to work as a scrubwoman in a sanatorium in Arizona in order to pay for the treatment of Richard's brother Harold, who suffered from tuberculosis. At the age of ten Richard Nixon was sent to work as a farm laborer to help out his family.

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