Curious Invitation

Curious Invitation

MILK OF PARADISE:
A History of Opium with Lucy Inglis.

In this talk, acclaimed cultural historian Lucy Inglis takes us on an epic journey from ancient Mesopotamia to modern America and Afghanistan, from Sanskrit to pop, from poppy tears to smack, from morphine to today’s synthetic opiates. It is a tale of addiction, trade, crime, sex, war, literature, medicine and, above all, money.
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