"I was a Nation intern in the one-room Washington office in the fall of 1987 — more than 25 years ago. David Corn sent me to cover a congressional hearing on US anti-drug activities in Latin America. I got hooked on the topic — so much so that I then took a trip to Peru, wrote an article for The Nation when I got back, and spent the rest of my career researching, writing, and teaching about the politics of drug trafficking and other illicit trades. My most recent book is Smuggler Nation: How Illicit Trade Made America."
— Peter Andreas, Professor of Political Science and Associate Director of Brown University's Watson Institute for International Studies