The price of prohibition

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June 15, 2011
by Jacob Sullum  
Posted in Commentary

"In reality, of course, Richard Nixon did not start the war on drugs, and Barack Obama, who in 2004 called it 'an utter failure,' did not end it. The war on drugs will continue as long as the government insists on getting between people and the intoxicants they want. And while it is heartening to hear a growing chorus of prominent critics decry the enormous collateral damage caused by this policy, few seem prepared to give peace a chance by renouncing the use of force to impose arbitrary pharmacological preferences." (06/15/11)  


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