Ending the War on Drugs: A Solution for America

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Bridge Works Publishing Company, Jan 1, 1998 - Social Science - 206 pages
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For decades the U.S. has conducted a costly, escalating - and largely futile - war on illegal drugs. Author Dirk Chase Eldredge, a conservative Republican, examines how and why America is losing the war on drugs. He shows how the drug war has led only to overcrowded courts and prisons, rising crime, official corruption, eroded civil rights and race relations, and new public-health crises. In Ending the War on Drugs, Eldredge makes a case for an alternative policy: carefully controlled legalization, with resulting income used to fund greatly expanded drug education, prevention, research and treatment programs. He addresses head-on such questions as: Would legalization expand drug use? Would it expose more children to drugs?

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ENDING THE WAR ON DRUGS: A Solution for America

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A slim but helpful volume examining the inadequacy of current US drug policies and how these policies might be changed. In the view of the author, an entrepreneur, onetime Reagan campaign chairman ... Read full review

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Eldredge, a former Reagan campaigner and entrepreneur, believes that America's War on Drugs is an utter failure, and he pleads for legalization. Arguing that nothing seems to have been learned from ... Read full review


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Eldredge, a successful entrepreneur, was a co-chairman for Southern California of Ronald Reagan's campaign for Governor. A member of the Drug Policy Foundation, he has studied drug policy issues for many years.

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