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Using the best scientific evidence, Drugs: America's Holy War explores the impact and cost of America's "War on Drugs"-both in public spending and in human terms. Is it possible that US drug policies are helping to proliferate, not prevent, a multitude of social ills including: homicide, property crime, the spread of AIDS, the contamination of drugs, the erosion of civil liberties, the punishment of thousands of non-violent people, the corruption of public officials, and the spending of billions of tax dollars in an attempt to prevent certain drugs from entering the country?
Arthur Benavie is Professor Emeritus of Economics at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Table of Contents
|The Birth of the Drug War||p. 21|
|Damage from the Drug War||p. 29|
|Public Health||p. 43|
|Civil Liberties||p. 56|
|Social Cohesion||p. 67|
|Your Tax Dollars at Work||p. 72|
|The Federal Government's Case for the Drug War||p. 83|
|The Perception of the Drug Czars||p. 85|
|The Czars Defend the Drug War||p. 88|
|The White House Versus the Scientists on Marijuana Dangers||p. 93|
|The Czars Versus the Scientists on Cocaine and Heroin||p. 101|
|Beyond the Drug War||p. 109|
|Harm Reduction Instead of War||p. 111|
|Legalizing Marijuana||p. 116|
|Reforming the Laws on Hard Drugs||p. 119|
|Questions and Answers||p. 128|
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