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The War on Drugs is Lost

by William F Buckley Jr., Ethan A Nadelmann, Kurt Schmoke, Joseph D McNamara, Robert W Sweet, Thomas Szasz, Steven B Duke
National Review
  • ISSN: 00280038


; The article contends that the war on drugs in the United States has failed in that it has drained enormous human and financial resources, focused attention away from how to prevent and treat addiction and encouraged attitudes and procedures associated with police states. It presents the views of several experts on the illegal drug trafficking. Respected economist Milton Friedman from the start opined that the war on drug will not work and even would have negative effects. Ethan A. Nadelman, a scholar and researcher, agrees that the war on drugs is a failure and the government is well advised to change its policy.

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