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Rethinking the War on Drugs with Johann Hari

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Johann HariA sweeping new history of the war on drugs that debunks what we think we know about addiction. Brian Edwards-Tiekert interviews British journalist Johann Hari about his most recent work, Chasing the Scream: The First and Last Days of the War on Drugs. Hari’s research is based on his travels from the United States, Mexico, Canada, Uruguay and Portugal. He explains why the U.S’s war on drugs has failed and what countries like Portugal are doing differently.

Guest:

Johann Hari, British journalist and the author of the new book, Chasing the             Scream: The First and Last Days of the War on Drugs.