” … the heart of a heartless world, and the soul of soulless conditions …”
[on the opium of the people]
Why did the war on drugs ever get off the ground?
Was it bureaucratic empire-building in post-prohibition America?
What kept it going? Was it racism?
What causes addiction? It’s not exposure to the wrong chemical.
What cures addiction and how would harm-reduction transform society?
Who benefits from the crazy policies?
Who has tried to change things? Why have so many failed? What are the successes?
Is drug reform a libertarian questions or a progressive question? or both?
Johann Hari has written an enthralling book on the first and last days of the war of drugs: Chasing The Scream
Come to Theatre Delicatessen and join the conversation.
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