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Ending the War on Drugs

Ending the War on Drugs Author Dirk Chase Eldredge
ISBN-10 9781882593385
Release 2000
Pages 207
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The author, a conservative Republican, examines why America is losing the war on drugs-and makes a case for controlled legalization.



Chasing the Scream

Chasing the Scream Author Johann Hari
ISBN-10 9781620408926
Release 2015-01-20
Pages 400
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What if everything we think we know about addiction is wrong? Johann Hari's TED talk on this subject – and the animation based on it – have been viewed more than 20 million times, and this New York Times best-selling book takes you on the remarkable journey that led him to uncovering these breakthroughs. One of Hari's earliest memories is of trying to wake up one of his relatives and not being able to. He didn't understand why then, but as he got older, he realised he had addiction in his family. He wanted to understand what really causes addiction – and how to find our way back from it. So he set off on an epic three-year, thirty-thousand mile journey into the war on drugs and addiction. He discovered that nothing on this subject is what we have been told it is – and the solutions are there, waiting for us, if only we are ready to see them.



Drug Crazy

Drug Crazy Author Mike Gray
ISBN-10 9781136788772
Release 2013-05-13
Pages 272
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Over the last fifteen years, American taxpayers have spent over $300 billion to wage the war on drugs--three times what it cost to put a man on the moon. In Drug Crazy, journalist Mike Gray offers a scathing indictment of this financial fiasco, chronicling a series of expensive and hypocritical follies that have benefited only two groups: professional anti-drug advocates and drug lords. The facts are alarming. More than twenty-five years ago, a presidential committee determined that marijuana is neither an addictive substance nor a "stepping stone" to harder drugs, but the embarrassing final report was shelved by a government already heavily invested in "the war against drugs". Many medical experts recommend simply prescribing drugs to addicts, and communities that have done this report a lower crime rate and reduced unemployment among drug users. In a riveting account of how we got to this impasse--discriminatory policies, demonization of users, grandstanding among both lawmakers and lawbreakers--conventional wisdom is turned on its head. Rather than a planned assault on the scourge of addiction, the drug war has happened almost by accident and has been continually exploited by political opportunists. A gripping account of the violence, corruption, and chaos characterizing the drug war since its inception, Mike Gray's incisive narrative launches a frontal attack on America's drug orthodoxy. His overview of the battlefield makes it clear that this urgent debate must begin now.



In Roads

In Roads Author Charles Haines
ISBN-10 9781468508758
Release 2011-12-12
Pages 144
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"In Roads" begins by laying the statistical foundation for the undeniable importance of fighting the illicit drug war. With powerful argument against the surrendering to illicit drug influx and engaging biographies of three pioneers who developed a new and dynamic style of patrolling, "In Roads" is a call to arms for the reader to engage themselves and their local law enforcement in the battle against this primary cause of all crime. "In Roads" culminates with a cross country tour from Texas to Chicago, featuring police agencies who dedicate themselves to this cause and yield tremendous results for their communities.



A War that Can t Be Won

A War that Can  t Be Won Author Tony Payan
ISBN-10 9780816530342
Release 2013-10-17
Pages 341
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Forty years after Richard Nixon declared a “War on Drugs,” this sobering book offers views of the “narco wars” from scholars on both sides of the US-Mexico border. With evidence newly obtained through freedom-of-information inquiries in Mexico, it proposes practical solutions to a seemingly intractable crisis.



The New Jim Crow

The New Jim Crow Author Michelle Alexander
ISBN-10 9781595586438
Release 2012
Pages 312
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Argues that the War on Drugs and policies that deny convicted felons equal access to employment, housing, education and public benefits create a permanent under-caste based largely on race. Reprint. 12,500 first printing.



Ending the War on Drugs

Ending the War on Drugs Author
ISBN-10 9780753552032
Release 2016-03-24
Pages 224
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For the last 50 years, drug prohibition laws have put the market for illegal drugs into the hands of organised criminals. Now, it’s time to take control. Ending the failed war on drugs will reduce drug-related violence, tackle organised crime, end the needless criminalisation of millions, and will halt the drain on government funds and resources. In this book, global opinion-leaders on the frontline of the drug debate describe their experiences and perspectives on what needs to be done. Highlighting the pitfalls behind drug policy to-date and bringing to light new policies and approaches, which make a clear case for galvanizing governments to end the war on drugs – once and for all.



Blowing Smoke

Blowing Smoke Author Michael J. Reznicek
ISBN-10 9781442215146
Release 2012
Pages 221
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Argues against the current approach to drug addiction and presents the habit model which views drug use as something adults have the right to do unless it affects the safety of others.



The Enemy Is Us

The Enemy Is Us Author Robert H. Dowd
ISBN-10 0965399982
Release 1997-09
Pages 193
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There are alternatives to ending our government's War on Drugs. -- Offers in-depth analysis of how the war on drugs originated and how it has evolved. -- Asserts that the drug problem is made in America and that the government's war on drugs is replete with mistakes of the past. -- Includes startling facts about the lucrative illegal drug trade. -- Reveals shocking facts that before Prohibition, drug use was declining, and addiction ratios were far lower than today's. The Enemy Is Us lays out a new perspective on the war on drugs that will restore confidence in the reader that a sensible drug solution is possible. The book, which took six years to complete, solves the tangled drug problem with the boldness and precision that a 30-year background of military service in WWII, Korea and Vietnam have instilled in the author. Dowd, a Miami native, implores the government to take a cue from the failure of alcohol prohibition and consider what he believes is the only real solution to the problem -- repeal of drug prohibition and 25 years of the War on Drugs has only worsened the problem. "I say put it on the ballot and either legalize (drugs) or get rid of them, but quit playing the games that enrich the evil, strengthen the violence, addict our children, and make us look pathetic and helpless". -- House Speaker Newt Gingrich in a speech before the RNC "(The Enemy Is Us) sets forth, with much support, a conclusion that runs counter to both central thinking and the almost common agenda of both the Republican and Democratic parties". -- Major General John. O. Moench, USAF (Ret)



Locked In

Locked In Author John Pfaff
ISBN-10 9780465096923
Release 2017-02-07
Pages 272
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"Pfaff, let there be no doubt, is a reformer...Nonetheless, he believes that the standard story--popularized in particular by Michelle Alexander, in her influential book, The New Jim Crow--is false. We are desperately in need of reform, he insists, but we must reform the right things, and address the true problem."--Adam Gopnik, The New Yorker A groundbreaking examination of our system of imprisonment, revealing the true causes of mass incarceration as well as the best path to reform In the 1970s, the United States had an incarceration rate comparable to those of other liberal democracies-and that rate had held steady for over 100 years. Yet today, though the US is home to only about 5 percent of the world's population, we hold nearly one quarter of its prisoners. Mass incarceration is now widely considered one of the biggest social and political crises of our age. How did we get to this point? Locked In is a revelatory investigation into the root causes of mass incarceration by one of the most exciting scholars in the country. Having spent fifteen years studying the data on imprisonment, John Pfaff takes apart the reigning consensus created by Michelle Alexander and other reformers, revealing that the most widely accepted explanations-the failed War on Drugs, draconian sentencing laws, an increasing reliance on private prisons-tell us much less than we think. Pfaff urges us to look at other factors instead, including a major shift in prosecutor behavior that occurred in the mid-1990s, when prosecutors began bringing felony charges against arrestees about twice as often as they had before. He describes a fractured criminal justice system, in which counties don't pay for the people they send to state prisons, and in which white suburbs set law and order agendas for more-heavily minority cities. And he shows that if we hope to significantly reduce prison populations, we have no choice but to think differently about how to deal with people convicted of violent crimes-and why some people are violent in the first place. An authoritative, clear-eyed account of a national catastrophe, Locked In transforms our understanding of what ails the American system of punishment and ultimately forces us to reconsider how we can build a more equitable and humane society.



Ending Poverty in America

Ending Poverty in America Author John Edwards
ISBN-10 9781595587329
Release 2011-05-10
Pages 288
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Is poverty a fact of life? Can the wealthiest nation in the world do nothing to combat the steadily rising numbers of Americans living in poverty—or the 50 million Americans living in “near poverty”? Senator John Edwards and some of the country’s most prominent scholars, businesspeople, and community activists say otherwise. Published in conjunction with one of the country’s leading anti-poverty centers, Ending Poverty in America brings together some of America’s most respected social scientists, including William Julius Wilson, Katherine S. Newman, and Richard B. Freeman, alongside journalists, neighborhood organizers, and business leaders. The voices heard here are both liberal and conservative, and tackle hot-button issues such as job creation, schools, housing, and family-friendly social policy. The contributors explain why poverty is growing and outline concrete steps that can be taken now to start turning the tide. In a political landscape seemingly bereft of daring and forward-thinking ideas, this new book lays out a path toward eliminating poverty in America—a template for a renewed public debate for an issue of intense urgency.



NoNonsense Legalizing Drugs

NoNonsense Legalizing Drugs Author Steve Rolles
ISBN-10 1780263961
Release 2017-06-13
Pages 144
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We urgently need to legalize and regulate drugs this book explains why, and how to do it."



Lost Connections

Lost Connections Author Johann Hari
ISBN-10 9781632868305
Release 2018-01-23
Pages 336
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From the New York Times bestselling author of Chasing the Scream: The First and Last Days of the War on Drugs, a radical new way of thinking about depression and anxiety.



Crime and Punishment in America

Crime and Punishment in America Author Elliott Currie
ISBN-10 9781250024213
Release 2013-03-26
Pages 288
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An acclaimed criminologist examines America's ongoing war against violent crime, arguing that ever-increasing rates of imprisonment have not reduced--and will not reduce--crime rates and offering a range of tested alternatives based on deterrence. Tour.



The Wire and America s Dark Corners

The Wire and America s Dark Corners Author Arin Keeble
ISBN-10 9781476619606
Release 2015-04-07
Pages 236
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In post-9/11 America, while all eyes were on Iraq and Afghanistan, The Wire (2002-2008) focused on the dark realities of those living in America's disintegrating industrial heartlands and drug-ravaged neighborhoods, striving against the odds in its schools, hospitals and legal system. With compelling story lines and a memorable cast of characters, The Wire has been compared to the work of Tolstoy and Dostoevsky, with a level of detail rarely seen in a dramatic series. While the show garnered critical praise and a loyal following, a discussion of its political aspects--in particular Bush-era America--is overdue. This collection of new essays examines The Wire in terms of the War on Drugs, the racial and economic division of America's cities, the surveillance state and the meaning of citizenship.



Drugs in American Society An Encyclopedia of History Politics Culture and the Law 3 volumes

Drugs in American Society  An Encyclopedia of History  Politics  Culture  and the Law  3 volumes Author Nancy E. Marion
ISBN-10 9781610695961
Release 2014-12-16
Pages 1163
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Containing more than 450 entries, this easy-to-read encyclopedia provides concise information about the history of and recent trends in drug use and drug abuse in the United States—a societal problem with an estimated cost of $559 billion a year. • Contains more than 450 detailed entries on topics ranging from drugs themselves—such as alcohol, codeine, heroin, marijuana, and methamphetamines—to key individuals like Harry Anslinger to organizations such as the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) • Covers the latest developments in U.S. policies and public attitudes toward drugs and drug use • Provides citations with each entry to guide users to other valuable research resources • Features carefully selected primary documents—including excerpts from important laws, policies, and campaigns—that have shaped American drug policy over the decades



Twilight of the Elites

Twilight of the Elites Author Christopher Hayes
ISBN-10 9780307720467
Release 2013
Pages 292
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Analyzes scandals in high-profile institutions, from Wall Street and the Catholic Church to corporate America and Major League Baseball, while evaluating how an elite American meritocracy rose throughout the past half-century before succumbing to unprecedented levels of corruption and failure. 75,000 first printing.