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The War on Drugs: A History [Audiobook]

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The War on Drugs: A History [Audiobook]

The War on Drugs: A History [Audiobook]
English | ASIN: B09M1JLSL4 | 2021 | 12 hours and 13 minutes | MP3@64 kbps | 336 MB
Author: David Farber
Narrator: Barry Abrams

Fifty years after President Richard Nixon declared a "War on Drugs", the United States government has spent more than a trillion dollars fighting a losing battle. In recent years, about 1.5 million people have been arrested annually on drug charges - most of them involving cannabis - and nearly 500,000 Americans are currently incarcerated for drug offenses. Today, as a response to the dire human and financial costs, Americans are fast losing their faith that a war on drugs is fair, moral, or effective.

In a rare multifaceted overview of the underground drug market, featuring historical and ethnographic accounts of illegal drug production, distribution, and sales, The War on Drugs: A History examines how drug-war policies contributed to the making of the carceral state, racial injustice, regulatory disasters, and a massive underground economy. At the same time, the collection explores how aggressive anti-drug policies produced a "deviant" form of globalization that offered economically marginalized people an economic lifeline as players in a remunerative transnational supply and distribution network of illicit drugs.