David Simon on the War on Drugs and the NSA Revelations


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Points: The Blog of the Alcohol & Drugs History Society

Last week two prominent critics of the War on Drugs independently declared that their years spent witnessing the civil liberties abuses involved in enforcing drug policy left them largely unmoved by the exposure of the National Security Agency’s comprehensive, only secretly and ambiguously legal, telecom monitoring program.

David Simon and John Stossel are the most unlikely of proverbial bedfellows and, when it comes down to their actual positions, they are not really sharing a bed at all. Stossel is a libertarian who has never met a government program he couldn’t mock in the exasperated, contemptuous style he developed on ABC’s 20/20 and now plies for Fox News. He opened his piece inReason last week with familiar rhetoric about the ways “politicians abuse us.” Simon is a former newspaper reporter and the creator of Homicide, The Corner, and most famously, The Wire. Essentially a voice of the…

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2 responses to “David Simon on the War on Drugs and the NSA Revelations

  1. Pingback: The “War on Drugs” has been an unmitigated FAILURE | Joe Refano's BIG MOUTH

  2. Pingback: "War on drugs" is a failure in many ways (via Eideard) | Pilant's Business Ethics

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