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Chasing the scream : the first and last days of the War on Drugs

Johann Hari author.

First U.S. edition.. 2015

Available at UDM McNichols Campus Library  UDM McNichols Library Stacks  (HV 5825 .H234 2015 )()

  • Title:
    Chasing the scream : the first and last days of the War on Drugs
  • Author: Johann Hari author.
  • Description: Introduction -- Part 1: Mount Rushmore: -- Black Hand -- Sunshine and weaklings -- Barrel of Harry's gun -- Bullet at the birth -- Part 2: Ghosts: -- Souls of mischief -- Hard to be Harry -- Mushrooms -- Part 3: Angels: -- State of shame -- Bart Simpson and the Angel of Juarez -- Marisela's long march -- Part 4: Temple: -- Grieving mongoose -- Terminal city -- Batman's bad call -- Part 5: Peace: -- Drug addicts' uprising -- Snowfall and strengthening -- Spirit of '74 -- Man in the well -- High noon -- Conclusion: If you are alone -- Note on narrative techniques -- Acknowledgments -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index.
    It is now one hundred years since drugs were first banned in the United States. On the eve of this centenary, journalist Johann Hari set off on an epic three-year, thirty-thousand-mile journey into the war on drugs. What he found is that more and more people all over the world have begun to recognize three startling truths: Drugs are not what we think they are. Addiction is not what we think it is. And the drug war has very different motives to the ones we have seen on our TV screens for so long. In Chasing the Scream, Hari reveals his discoveries entirely through the stories of people across the world whose lives have been transformed by this war. They range from a transsexual crack dealer in Brooklyn searching for her mother, to a teenage hit-man in Mexico searching for a way out. It begins with Hari's discovery that at the birth of the drug war, Billie Holiday was stalked and killed by the man who launched this crusade--and it ends with the story of a brave doctor who has led his country to decriminalize every drug, from cannabis to crack, with remarkable results. Chasing the Scream lays bare what we really have been chasing in our century of drug war--in our hunger for drugs, and in our attempt to destroy them. This book will challenge and change how you think about one of the most controversial--and consequential--questions of our time.
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  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Publisher: New York, New York : Bloomsbury
  • Format: 389 pages ; 25 cm.
  • Identifier: ISBN 1620408902 (hardback);ISBN 9781620408902 (hardback)
  • Subjects: Drug control -- United States -- History; Drug traffic -- United States -- History; SOCIAL SCIENCE / Criminology; POLITICAL SCIENCE / Public Policy / Social Policy; Drug control; Drug traffic; United States; History
  • Language: English
  • Source: 01DAL UDM ALMA

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