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 Today it is Afghanistan. A couple of decades ago it was the "​golden triangle"​ in South-East Asia. Before that it was India and Mexico, China and Turkey. Opium and the people who grow it were always the outsiders, the infidels, the Oriental fiends. Even as harassed Victorian mothers lulled their children to sleep with laudanum-laced patent medicines, they shuddered at tales in the popular press of East End opium dens run by Chinamen just off the junk from Shanghai. Today it is Afghanistan. A couple of decades ago it was the "​golden triangle"​ in South-East Asia. Before that it was India and Mexico, China and Turkey. Opium and the people who grow it were always the outsiders, the infidels, the Oriental fiends. Even as harassed Victorian mothers lulled their children to sleep with laudanum-laced patent medicines, they shuddered at tales in the popular press of East End opium dens run by Chinamen just off the junk from Shanghai.
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