Ecstasy Dot Com
Swallow at your own risk.
Let’s say you wake up tomorrow morning with a hankering for heroin. Don’t hit the streets. Stay at home and log on to Silk Road, one of a handful of Web sites that sell a wide variety of drugs, most of them imported from China.
Check the customer reviews. Carefully compare prices, often given in Bitcoin, an online currency that leaves no digital trail. Just don’t expect to know exactly what you’re ordering.
The Internet plays host to a zany drug bazaar that extends far beyond Silk Road, explains Ned Beauman, a British author of novels and nonfiction, in n+1. But the...