American Gangster

American Gangster

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John Dvorak’s DVR was busy this week recording a national security wonkfest (Spook Groupies!) from CSPAN. During this meeting, a question from a reporter from Executive Intelligence Review concerning the massive flow of drugs out of the British zone of Afghanistan and General Jones speech concerning fighting drugs, international crime and the “sophisticated interface with international business” ¬†was brushed off abruptly by the moderator. This brought up a mention of American Gangster by Dvorak which he described as more of a documentary than a fiction piece. This film chronicles the story of Frank Lucas (Denzel Washington), a real-life Harlem crime lord who built an empire on Southeast Asian heroin in the 1970s.

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