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Drugs and Thugs: The History and Future of America's War on Drugs

Russell Crandall


How can the United States chart a path forward in the war on drugs? This book uncovers the full history of this war that has lasted more than a century. The book provides an essential view of the economic, political, and human impacts of U.S. drug policies. It takes readers from Afghanistan to Colombia, to Peru and Mexico, to Miami International Airport and the border crossing between El Paso and Juarez to trace the complex social networks that make up the drug trade and drug consumption. Through historically driven stories, the book reveals how the war on drugs has evolved to address mass inc ... More

Keywords: U.S. drug policies, social networks, drug trade, drug consumption, mass incarceration, opioid epidemic, marijuana use, U.S. foreign policy

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9780300240344
Published to Yale Scholarship Online: May 2021 DOI:10.12987/yale/9780300240344.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Russell Crandall, author
Davidson College