Tuesday, March 10, 2009


More than three decades after the war on drugs was launched an increasing number of establishment figures are questioning its value. We will occasionally update the list. The Review, incidentally, has been a critic of the drug war from the start.

The Economist editorialized for legalization.

"We consider the war on drugs a failure because the objectives have never been achieved," says Cesar Gaviria, Colombia's former president.

"The strategy of the US here, in Colombia and Peru . . . has not worked," said Colonel Rene Sanabria, head of Bolivia's anti-narcotic police force.

A report by the Brookings Institution, and a separate study by Harvard economist Jeffrey Miron which was endorsed by 500 economists, demand change in our approach to drugs.

From the Guardian and other sources


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