On today’s episode, Johann Hari joins the show to share why he believes the War on Drugs is a horrible way to deal with drug abuse. Hari says that not only does the drug war fail to solve the drug problem, but it actually makes the situation much, much worse!
Johann Hari is a British journalist who has written for many of the world’s leading newspapers and magazines, including the New York Times, the Guardian, the Los Angeles Times, the New Republic, the Nation, Slate, and the Sydney Morning Herald. For 9 years he was a lead op-ed columnist for the Independent, one of Britain’s leading newspapers. He graduated from King’s College, Cambridge with a double first in Social and Political Sciences in 2001. He is the author of Chasing the Scream: The First and Last Days of the War on Drugs This book should be required reading for every individual. It’s truly an eye opener.
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