Fear and Loathing in World History

"The Opium Eater" (1913) by N. Wyeth

From hash-smoking Assassins to Nazis on meth, take a ride through the facts (and myths) of drugs in history.

“We were somewhere around Greece, at the edge of the Iron Age, when the drugs began to take hold…”

Alexander the Great probably fought his battles drunk.

I say “probably” because no historical source explicitly says this — but let’s look at the facts.

Fact 1: Alexander was a legendary high-functioning alcoholic.

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