Wednesday, July 23, 2008

The War on Drugs - A Dangerous Fiction

The war on drugs is a non sequitur - and is equally harmful to both producers and consumers, says Misha Glenny in Yesterday's Guardian.

An excellent piece by the author of McMafia. In the article he says:

"The time has come to shout from every rooftop that the war on drugs hands billions of pounds on a plate to criminal syndicates and terrorist organisations every year. Senior policymakers, police commanders and politicians have all told me in private that the war on drugs does nothing to halt the flow of product to market. But they are all too frightened to speak out against the prevailing orthodoxy."

The article trailed a well argued BBC Radio 4 programme on the failure of the war on drugs. Click here to listen again - 'How Crime took on the world.'

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