Friday, January 21, 2011
a quick note on what i'm reading
Methland by nick reding is chronicle of the wages of both drug abuse and the war on drugs, but even more than that it is a story of america in the 21st century and the wages of big business on the heartland. reding tells of the rise of meth as a result of the intrusion of big agriculture, big pharmaceutical and special interests into the lives of middle americans. an intrusion that has lead to the poverty, hopelessness and desperation that so often fosters rampant drug addiction. told with compassion and detail this is reporting that tugs at the heartstrings and makes the reader think. there can be no doubt of meth's profound impact on rural areas of the united states. areas that were once considered ideal places to raise families and are now increasingly becoming ghost towns. this is a book that explains why with a gentle but firm hand.