Modern Living: Tyrannical King Coke

The dinner party on Manhattan's fashionable East Side included all the chic refreshments. It began with perfectly mixed martinis, followed by a fine vintage French wine with the main course. With dessert, guests puffed the finest marijuana. Then, after coffee and cognac, the young hostess presented the evening's piece de resistance: a glass jar filled with a white powder. "Would anybody like a hit of coke?" she inquired casually, as if offering another drink. Indeed they would. Recalls one of the guests: "I was so wrecked by the time I left that I could barely find my way to the next...

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