Busted: Stone Cowboys, Narco-Lords & Washington's War on Drugs

Busted Stone Cowboys Narco Lords Washington s War on Drugs Thirty years ago Richard Nixon called drugs the modern curse of youth and launched the modern War on Drugs as we know it Thirty years later even the conservative National Review has said The War on

  • Title: Busted: Stone Cowboys, Narco-Lords & Washington's War on Drugs
  • Author: Mike Gray
  • ISBN: 9781560254324
  • Page: 417
  • Format: Paperback
  • Thirty years ago Richard Nixon called drugs the modern curse of youth and launched the modern War on Drugs as we know it Thirty years later, even the conservative National Review has said, The War on Drugs has failed Spanning three decades, Busted tells readers why, charting the violence, chaos, and corruption that the War on Drugs has spawned It includes frontlinThirty years ago Richard Nixon called drugs the modern curse of youth and launched the modern War on Drugs as we know it Thirty years later, even the conservative National Review has said, The War on Drugs has failed Spanning three decades, Busted tells readers why, charting the violence, chaos, and corruption that the War on Drugs has spawned It includes frontline reporting from all over the world, literary journalism, public records, and provocative commentary from the left and right P J O Rourke writes, Marijuana never kicks down your door in the middle of the night Marijuana never locks up sick and dying people, does not suppress medical research, does not peek in bedroom windows Prohibition has done far harm to far people than marijuana ever could And Christopher Hitchens has charged that the drug war involves a demented overseas entanglement, with off the record U.S military aircraft running shady missions over Colombia and Peru, and high level collaboration with ruthless and unaccountable Special Forces Colombia doesn t look any like the U.S as a result, but the U.S does look a lot like Colombia From the crack dens of South Central L.A to Iran Contra, from Nancy Reagan s Just Say No to Plan Columbia, here is a collection of the most provocative, dissenting writing on the drug wars Contributors include Gore Vidal, Alexander Cockburn, William Buckley Jr Milton Friedman, Gary Webb, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Andrew and Leslie Cockburn, and a jailhouse interview with General Manuel Noriega by Oliver Stone.

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    • This book contains 32 pieces by various authors with various political views within the following structure:Introduction by Mike GraySouth of the BorderThinking Outside the BoxThe BusinessForeign AffairsCriminal JusticeThe View from the 40th FloorConservative CompassionAbout the ContributorsResourcesThe point made again and again is that the "Drug War" is bogus, benefitting no one but the drug lords and their ostensible opponents, harming pretty much everyone else.


    • An interesting selection of articles, but most fall within the 1999 - 2001 range, making this collection unfortunately dated.


    • A series of essays about how completely retarded and reckless the "War on Drugs" has been. Some great some just ranty, most worth reading.


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