Monday, February 02, 2015

Today on The Signorile Show!

4:35pm ET - It has been one hundred years since drugs were first banned in the United States and over 40 years since President Nixon declared drug abuse "public enemy number one", and yet after all this time and all the money spent, it seems we are no closer to dealing with the problem of drug addiction in our society then we were one hundred years ago.  This realization led journalist Johann Hari to set off on a three-year, thirty-thousand-mile journey into the war on drugs, and 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.  Johann joins us today in studio to discuss his new book Chasing The Scream: The First and Last Days of the War on Drugs.  You can also follow Johann on twitter.

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