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Freedom Means The Right to Make the Wrong Choice: The Case against Drug War Paternalism

So long as a person does not hurt anyone through the use of force, his decision to use a given substance should be respected legally, even if it may lead to his ruination.

40 Years of Protecting Us from Ourselves

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40 Years of Protecting Us from Ourselves

This week marks the 40th Anniversary of the “War on Drugs,” first declared by President Richard Nixon, who subsequently created the Drug Enforcement Agency. A piece on The Atlantic Wire reminds us about the drug war’s track record of failure, and ponders why it continues: Though the size and cost of the DEA is but […]

Prohibition Déjà vu

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Prohibition Déjà vu

On August 19 The Wall Street Journal reported that serious organized crime had spread to one of the most affluent, secure business communities in Mexico. Drug gangs blocked streets, murdered individuals, and kidnapped the mayor of Monterrey—who was later found dead. A similar event occurred in America in February of 1929 – Americans woke to […]

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Campus Media Response: Thank Goodness Life is Fair

Drawing the line on study drug morality The Yale Herald Yale University Madam— In your article, “Drawing the line on study drug morality,” the idea that “life isn’t fair” is often mentioned with regard to differences of intelligence, money, attention capacity, etc. If the simple fact of disparity is unfair, what then would constitute a […]