Deadly Habit: Afghanistan and Opium

No matter who controls Afghanistan, its opium crop—more than 70 percent of the world’s supply—is creating narco-societies throughout Central Asia, from Russia to Pakistan. In Tajikistan, the author discovers the extent of the region’s drug corruption, which may prove more destructive than any terrorist threat.

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John Travolta, Age 23

In person, Travolta, who has specialized in playing kids from the wrong side of the tracks, is more like the boy next door. He sprawls on his living room rug, half under the Christmas tree, eagerly expounding on acting and jumping up to demonstrate a disco dance step.

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