25 Women to Read Before You Die
 
 

Special Offers see all

Enter to WIN a $100 Credit

Subscribe to PowellsBooks.news
for a chance to win.
Privacy Policy

Visit our stores


    Recently Viewed clear list


    Interviews | August 12, 2015

    Jill Owens: IMG Eli Gottlieb: The Powells.com Interview



    Eli GottliebEli Gottlieb has done something unusual — he's written two novels, 20 years apart, from opposing but connected perspectives. The Boy Who Went... Continue »
    1. $17.47 Sale Hardcover add to wish list

      Best Boy

      Eli Gottlieb 9781631490477

    spacer
Qualifying orders ship free.
$55.50
New Trade Paper
Ships in 1 to 3 days
Add to Wishlist
available for shipping or prepaid pickup only
Available for In-store Pickup
in 7 to 12 days
Qty Store Section
25 Remote Warehouse Politics- General

More copies of this ISBN

This title in other editions

Drug Crazy: How We Got Into This Mess and How We Can Get Out

by

Drug Crazy: How We Got Into This Mess and How We Can Get Out Cover

 

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

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.

Synopsis:

Journalist Mike Gray offers a scathing indictment of the financial fiasco of the war on drugs, chronicling expensive and hypocritical follies that have benefited only two groups: professional anti-drug advocates and drug lords.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. [215]-240) and index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780415926478
Author:
Gray, Mike
Publisher:
Routledge
Author:
Gray Mike
Location:
New York :
Subject:
History
Subject:
Criminology
Subject:
U.S. Government
Subject:
Narcotics, control of
Subject:
Drug traffic
Subject:
Government - U.S. Government
Subject:
Drug control - United States - History
Subject:
Drug traffic -- United States -- History.
Subject:
Politics-United States Politics
Subject:
Politics - General
Edition Number:
Pbk. ed.
Series Volume:
al-juz® 9
Publication Date:
19991231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
268
Dimensions:
8.22x5.56x.68 in. .81 lbs.

Other books you might like

  1. Drug War Crimes: The Consequences of... Used Trade Paper $10.50
  2. Smoke and Mirrors: The War on Drugs... Used Trade Paper $4.50
  3. The Way We Really Are: Ending the...
    Used Trade Paper $8.50
  4. Absinthe: History in a Bottle Used Trade Paper $8.95
  5. Families on the Fault Line Used Trade Paper $1.95
  6. Angels and Demons: What Do We Really... New Trade Paper $14.95

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » American Studies » Drugs and Culture
History and Social Science » Crime » Criminology
History and Social Science » Law » General
History and Social Science » Politics » General
History and Social Science » Sociology » Drugs
History and Social Science » Sociology » General

Drug Crazy: How We Got Into This Mess and How We Can Get Out New Trade Paper
0 stars - 0 reviews
$55.50 In Stock
Product details 268 pages Routledge - English 9780415926478 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Journalist Mike Gray offers a scathing indictment of the financial fiasco of the war on drugs, chronicling expensive and hypocritical follies that have benefited only two groups: professional anti-drug advocates and drug lords.
spacer
spacer
  • back to top

FOLLOW US ON...

       
Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.