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BeschreibungThere are currently nearly half a million drug offenders incarcerated in US jails, more than the entire EU prison population. Added to the financial consequences of current drug policy there is the enormous human cost. Politicians from all sides of the political spectrum are now beginning to ask: is it worth it? Horror stories of the dangers of drug use abound, but the truth is more prosaic; although recreational drugs are sometimes bad for users, there are between 80 and 90 million US citizens who have used illicit drugs without ill effects.
PortraitDouglas Husak is Professor of Philosophy at Rutgers University. He is the author of Drugs and Rights and Philosophy of Criminal Law.
Pressestimmen"In his remarkable book, philosopher and legal scholar Doug Husak brings the drug debate to a new level. Avoiding hyperbole, he reasons along lines that should appeal to the majority of just, sensible human beings. That he does this so well is perhaps the more remarkable because, justifiably so, he is outraged at the incarceration of, and threats to, Americans whose entire identified criminal behaviour is using a substance that other people dislike." ... Stanton Peele, author of Love and Addiction and Recovery: The Meaning of Addiction
Untertitel: New. Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: August 2002
Seitenanzahl: 210 Seiten