The drug war: What is it good for?

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June 26, 2011
Independent Institute
by Art Carden  
Posted in Commentary

"Americans celebrated a shameful anniversary last week: forty years since Richard Nixon declared 'war' on drugs. To borrow from a former student, we should quit fighting wars on abstract nouns (drugs, terror, obesity). One can’t fight a war against an idea or an inanimate object, but even if one can, one usually ends up having to shoot flesh-and-blood human beings." (06/23/11)  


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