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The War on Drugs: Commentary and Critique

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Vol. 18, No. 4 (1991)

This issue focuses on the international and domestic facets of the War on Drugs. Authors from Latin America, Australia, and the United States critique the legal and media discourses justifying the program, examine the forces creating the demand for legal and illegal drugs, and conduct a search for an equitable and rational social policy -- one not dependent on a "war" footing.

Guest edited by Mark Rabine, this issue examines the role of the War on Drugs in the post-Gulf War era. Both timely and of enduring interest, it analyzes the demand for intoxicating drugs, the international dimensions of the problem, and the futility of the "war" approach to social policy. Contributors deal with domestic policy implications and the uses of the U.S. military in taking this war to troubled areas of the Third World.

ISSN: 1043-1578. Published quarterly by Social Justice, P.O. Box 40601, San Francisco, CA 94140.

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Mark Rabine (ed.)

The War on Drugs: A Commentary

Mark Rabine

The Hidden Face of Drugs

Rosa del Olmo

The Demand for Intoxicating Commodities: Implications for the 'War on Drugs'

Pat O'Malley and Stephen Mugford

Drug Wars: Appearance and Reality

Edward S. Herman

The Media and the Construction of Random Drug Violence

Henry H. Brownstein

What Kind of Drug War?

Franklin E. Zimring and Gordon Hawkins

Moral Technology: The Political Agenda of Random Drug Testing

Pat O'Malley and Stephen Mugford

The War on Drugs: Why the Administration Continues to Pursue a Policy of Criminalization and Enforcement

Christina Johns

The Home Front: Interview with Hardy Frye

Elizabeth Martínez