Brian Inglis’s “The Forbidden Game” re-released by Endeavour Press


Interlitq‘s U.S. General Editor Neil Langdon Inglis wishes to announce that Endeavour Press has re-released (in Kindle form) the landmark social history of drugs written by his father, “The Forbidden Game” (originally published by Hodder & Stoughton, 1975).
Brian Inglis was an Irish broadcaster and historian based in London (1916-1993). Uneasy about the professional and critical acclaim he had enjoyed in the UK over two decades, Inglis relished the opportunity to scrutinize the British Empire’s ignominious motivations where stimulants and narcotics were concerned. In Inglis’s portrayal, Parliament has been endlessly torn between the urge to impose puritanical crackdowns and the lust for tax revenue, itself a form of addiction.  The Crown’s hypocrisy is further laid bare, given that certain stimulants (the great British cuppa among them) stimulate energy and hard work, rather than stupor and laxity, and have thus received the government’s stamp of approval.
The following year (1976), Inglis’s researches led to the publication of his epic indictment of Britain’s role in the opium trade (“The Opium War,” originally published by H&S, 1976), which is also available from Endeavour in Kindle form.

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