Alfred W. McCoy
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Alfred W. McCoy

Alfred W. McCoy holds the Harrington chair of History at the University of Wisconsin-Madison where he teaches classes on the Vietnam War, modern empires, and U.S. foreign policy. Most recently, he is the author of "In the Shadows of the American Century: The Rise and Decline of U.S. Global Power" (Chicago, 2017). He is also the author of "Policing America's Empire: The United States, the Philippines, and the Rise of the Surveillance State" (Madison, 2009) which won the Kahin Prize from the Association for Asian Studies.
His best known book, "The Politics of Heroin," stirred controversy when the C.I.A. tried to block its publication back in 1972, but it has remained in print for nearly 50 years, been translated into nine languages, and is generally regarded as the "classic" work on global drug trafficking.

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    • In the Shadows of the American Century

    • By: Alfred W. McCoy
    • Narrated by: Arthur Morey
    • Length: 12 hrs and 32 mins
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    In a completely original analysis, prizewinning historian Alfred W. McCoy explores America's rise as a world power - from the 1890s through the Cold War - and its bid to extend its hegemony deep into the 21st century....

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    • Covert war history, frameworks, tech, dark sides

    • By Philo on 02-03-18

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    • Torture and Impunity: The U.S. Doctrine of Coercive Interrogation

    • By: Alfred W. McCoy
    • Narrated by: David Halliburton
    • Length: 15 hrs and 24 mins
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    Although Washington has publicly distanced itself from torture, disturbing images from the prisons at Abu Ghraib and Guantanamo are seared into human memory....

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    • By a on 02-09-15

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