As Marez shows, despite the state's best efforts to use the media to obscure the hypocrisies and failures of its drug policies-be they lurid descriptions of Chinese opium dens in the English popular press or Nancy Reagan's "Just Say No" campaign-marginalized groups have consistently opposed the expansion of state power that drug traffic has historically supported.
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Author Biography - Curtis Marez
Curtis Marez is assistant professor of critical studies at the University of Southern California School of Cinema-Television.