There’s as much to like about this book as there is to despise about the drug war, which makes This is Your Country on Drugs a fascinating read for anyone endeavoring to better understand the origins of the drug policy predicament that continues to captivate and confound American culture. Ryan Grim takes the reader on a fast-paced journey through the history of our nation’s love-hate relationship with drugs, exploring the economic, political, and cultural dimensions of both drug use and the enormous war that seeks to shield us from its consequences.
|By: Scott Morgan Thursday September 30, 2010 12:30 pm|
|By: Mason Tvert Wednesday September 22, 2010 3:55 pm|
The latest congressman to speak out against marijuana has received at least $20,000 from the beer and liquor industry this cycle. It’s time he did some explaining.
|By: Jon Walker Sunday June 13, 2010 1:15 pm|
In part four of the Anti-Saloon League series, we look at the effective use of leverage.
|By: Jon Walker Saturday June 12, 2010 4:00 pm|
The Anti-Saloon League pushed the 18th Amendment, Prohibition, by wielding power and scaring politicians, a lesson interest groups could use today. In Part 3 of this 4-part series, we look at embracing “strange bedfellows” to develop a critical mass of power in order to make change happen.