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Patrick Radden Keefe
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Patrick Radden Keefe: Empire of Pain: The Secret History of the Sackler Dynasty

In the 1940s, Arthur Sackler had watched the introduction of Thorazine. It was a “major” tranquilizer that worked wonders on patients who were psychotic. But the way the Sackler family made its first great fortune was with Arthur’s involvement in marketing the “minor” tranquilizers Librium and Valium. Thorazine was perceived as a heavy-duty solution for […]

Kirjaluotsi Keefe Patrick Radden, Picador, Tietokirjallisuus, Yhdysvallat 18/06/2022 2 kommenttia 7 min lukuaika Lue lisää
Patrick Radden Keefe: Say Nothing: A True Story of Murder and Memory in Northern Ireland

According to one scholar, the “ideal victim” in the Troubles was someone who was not a combatant, but a passive civilian. To many, Jean McConville was the perfect victim: a widow, a mother of ten. To others, she was not a victim at all, but a combatant by proxy, who courted her own fate. Of […]

Kirjaluotsi Keefe Patrick Radden, Tietokirjallisuus, William Collins, Yhdysvallat 14/06/2022 0 kommenttia 6 min lukuaika Lue lisää

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