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Alfred W. McCoy
Professor, University of Wisconsin-Madison; Author, 'In the Shadows of the American Century: The Rise and Decline of U.S. Global Power'
Alfred W. McCoy, a TomDispatch regular, is the Harrington professor of history at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is the author of the now-classic book The Politics of Heroin: CIA Complicity in the Global Drug Trade, which probed the conjuncture of illicit narcotics and covert operations over 50 years, and the forthcoming 'In the Shadows of the American Century: The Rise and Decline of US Global Power,' out in September from Dispatch Books.