Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs

Smuggling: An American Tradition

January 14, 2013

Watch Peter Andreas speak about the central irony described in his new book Smuggler Nation: the US, today the world's leading anti-smuggling policing superpower, owes its economic development, expansion, and very existence partly to smuggling. Andreas' fresh look at the role of illicit trade in American history has generated a lively discussion in the public sphere, with articles in Harper's, Slate, Foreign Affairs Latinoamérica, and bloomberg.com.