Paul Gootenberg


On his book Andean Cocaine: The Making of a Global Drug

Cover Interview of June 25, 2009

Editor’s note

Originally, this interview ran on the Rorotoko cover page under the headline

“Cocaine’s first full-length biography.”

We highlighted two quotes.

On the first page:

“The stalwart anti-communist and anti-drug Nixon regime, in actions both abroad and at home, spurred the 1970s age of cocaine.”

On the second:

“Cocaine has a long hidden genealogy of local knowledge, honed by forgotten grassroots actors.”