3 edition of War on drugs found in the catalog.
War on drugs
Includes bibliographical references.
|Statement||edited by Alfred W. McCoy and Alan A. Block.|
|Contributions||McCoy, Alfred W., Block, Alan A.|
|LC Classifications||HV5825 .W38129 1992|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||xi, 359 p. ;|
|Number of Pages||359|
|LC Control Number||92007114|
War on drugs (book) Matthew R. Pemberton, Containing Addiction: The Federal Bureau of Narcotics and the Origins of America’s Global Drug War [Culture, Politics, and the Cold War] (Universityof Massachusetts Press, forthcoming Decem ). Killer High A History of War in Six Drugs Peter Andreas. Presents a significant new interpretation of the history of warfare through the lens of drugs; Includes both legal and illegal drugs in relation to warfare, and demonstrates that the drugs-war relationship goes back not just years and decades but centuries.
Drug War is a landmark modern history: the first ever full account of the United Kingdom's fight against the illegal importation of drugs. Packed with remarkable revelations and thrilling anecdotes, it tells for the first time the story of the high-level traffickers who drugged Britain, and the secretive organisation that tried to stop them: the Investigation Division of HM Customs and Excise/5(24). Richard Nixon first used the term War on Drugs in as an attempt to elevate the drive for drug prohibition to the same status of Lyndon Johnson's “War on Poverty.” The initiative set forth a volley of policies and laws intended to discourage targeted substances’ production, distribution, and consumption.
The Private Prison System War On Drugs And Mass Incarceration Words | 4 Pages. The Private Prison System War on drugs and Mass Incarceration A private prison or for-profit prison is a place in which individuals are physically confined or incarcerated by a third party that is contracted by a government agency. "This book examines the history of U.S. drug policy chronologically, from the early s through the current day. Topics include patent medicines, Prohibition, Reefer Madness, the psychedelic '60s, Nixon's War on Drugs, and the powerful warring Mexican drug cartels that currently threaten political instability in .
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The war on drugs is a government policy that began exactly a hundred years ago in the United States and Britain. It’s the belief that the correct way to respond to drug use and drug addiction is to try, at least in theory, to wipe these chemicals from the face of the earth.
The War on Drugs costs Washington more than the Commerce, Interior, and State departments combined - and it's the one budget item whose growth is never questioned. A strangled court system, exploding prisons, and wasted lives push the cost beyond measure. What began as a flourish of campaign rhetoric in has grown into a by: Pablo Escobar: Beyond Narcos (War On Drugs Book 1) - Kindle edition by Attwood, Shaun, Dixon-Smith, Jane.
Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading Pablo Escobar: Beyond Narcos (War On 4/5(). The term "war on drugs" was first used by President Richard Nixon into explain his administration's amendment to the Harrison Narcotics Tax Act of Before Nixon came to power, there had been talk of decriminalizing or legalizing drugs.
However, he took a hard-line approach to tackling the country's growing drug abuse problem. Professor Peter Andreas recently released a new book titled, Killer High: A History of War in Six Drugs. His work details the psychoactive and addictive drugs used throughout historical wars. Organized into six chapters, the book touches upon alcohol, tobacco, caffeine, opium, speed and cocaine, while also shedding light on the relationship.
In a newly released book, “Killer High: A History of War in Six Drugs,” Peter Andreas, a professor of international studies at Brown University, has drawn from an impressive and eclectic mix. War on Drugs, the effort in the United States since the s to combat illegal drug use by greatly increasing penalties, enforcement, and incarceration for drug offenders.
The War on Drugs began in June when U.S. Pres. Richard Nixon declared drug abuse to be “public enemy number one” and increased federal funding for drug-control agencies and drug-treatment efforts. The War on Drugs is a phrase used to refer to a government-led initiative in America that aims to stop illegal drug use, distribution and trade by increasing and enforcing penalties for offenders.
'The Border' chronicles how one author feels the U.S. lost the war on drugs Don Winslow's latest book closes out a wide-ranging trilogy that illustrates the brutality of the war on : Obed Manuel.
Go to Chapter One Section • Go to Book World's Review. Smoke and Mirrors The War on Drugs and the Politics of Failure By Dan Baum. Chapter One: A Question of Discrimination. A Practical Matter: Chasing the Scream by Johann Hari review – taking on the war on drugs A convincing, if flawed, exploration of the futilities and stupidities of draconian drug laws John Harris.
America is at war. We have been fighting drug abuse for almost a century. Four Presidents have personally waged war on drugs. Unfortunately, it is a war that we are losing. Drug abusers continue to fill our courts, hospitals, and prisons.
The drug trade causes violent crime that ravages our neighborhoods. Children of drug abusers are neglected, abused, and even abandoned. Her book adds significantly to the literature in that it provides an historical, social, and political context to fully undersand the current war on drugs, its impact particularly on African American communities, and the apparent reluctance of the government to critically address America’s approach to drug use.".
Book Description. The War on Drugs in the Americas brings together the history of the War on Drugs in the US and Latin America to reveal how, sincewhen the US first criminalized the non-medical use of narcotics, the trade and violence associated with drugs has developed throughout the hemisphere.
This concise and accessible book provides an overview of the geographic, historical. “In this energetic and thought-proving book, Hari harnesses the power of the personal narrative to reveal the true causes and consequences of the War on Drugs.” – DAVID NUTT, FORMER CHIEF SCIENTIFIC ADVISOR ON DRUGS TO THE BRITISH GOVERNMENT.
“Breath-taking A powerful contribution to an urgent debate” – JOHN HARRIS, THE GUARDIAN. Zhu Wen's book I Love Dollars and Other Stories of China, which Lovell translated, was a finalist for the Kiriyama Prize in Her book The Opium War: Drugs, Dreams and the Making of China won the Jan Michalski Prize for Literature.
It was the first non-fiction book to win the prize. In Vietnam, the rate of mental breakdowns in soldiers was 1 percent, a massive reduction from the Second World War (10 percent). In his book Shooting Up: A. The protagonists of Andreas’s hazy chronology are the book’s six titular “war drugs,” each of which receives a dedicated chapter.
There’s a brief social prehistory and physiological. Julia Lovell's new history of the opium war is a welcome piece of myth-busting. It uses a wealth of Chinese and British sources to tell, in her words, a "tragicomedy" that is "far more chaotically.
Both the Gerald Ford and Jimmy Carter administrations would continue supporting treatment programs, with more focus on harm reduction (link to Policy Alternatives and the Debate).
Ford altered Nixon’s drug strategy by prioritizing the actual treatment of heroin addicts over [ ]. Buy a cheap copy of Ending the War on Drugs book by Dirk Chase Eldredge. The author, a conservative Republican, examines why America is losing the war on drugs--and makes a case for controlled legalization.
Free shipping over $2. The war on drugs has failed / Matthew B. Stannard 3. The war on drugs has reduced the demand for illegal drugs / Edmund F. McGarrell 4. The demand for illegal drugs remains strong / Timothy Lynch The war on drugs has made law enforcement more effective / Thomas A.
Constantine 6.The war on drugs has resulted in outrageous behavior by police in their quest to arrest drug dealers. The war on drugs has eviscerated the Fourth Amendment's prohibition against unreasonable searches and seizures. (pp. 57–8) In its deleterious effects on freedom, the .