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Drugs : America's Holy War,9780789038418

Drugs : America's Holy War

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9780789038418

ISBN10:
0789038412
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Pub. Date:
11/24/2008
Publisher(s):
Routledge
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Summary

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?

Author Biography

Arthur Benavie is Professor Emeritus of Economics at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Table of Contents

Prefacep. ix
Acknowledgmentsp. xi
Backgroundp. 1
Introductionp. 3
Overviewp. 8
The Birth of the Drug Warp. 21
Damage from the Drug Warp. 29
Introductionp. 31
Crimep. 35
Public Healthp. 43
Civil Libertiesp. 56
Social Cohesionp. 67
Your Tax Dollars at Workp. 72
The Federal Government's Case for the Drug Warp. 83
The Perception of the Drug Czarsp. 85
The Czars Defend the Drug Warp. 88
The White House Versus the Scientists on Marijuana Dangersp. 93
The Czars Versus the Scientists on Cocaine and Heroinp. 101
Beyond the Drug Warp. 109
Harm Reduction Instead of Warp. 111
Legalizing Marijuanap. 116
Reforming the Laws on Hard Drugsp. 119
Questions and Answersp. 128
Notesp. 131
Referencesp. 158
Indexp. 173
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