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The Fix by Michael Massing
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Sep 26, 2007

really liked it
bookshelves: here-is-new-york, social-work-or-relevant, substance-related-disorders, crime-and-punishment
Recommended for: nancy reagan
Read in May, 2007

I had a hard time getting through the beginning of this book, because it reminded me too much of my job and was written in an annoying, journalistic style. However, when I finally forced myself to plow through the first chapter, I regretted having put it off for so long. If you have any interest (and you ought to) in the history behind America's "War on Drugs," you should definitely read _The Fix_. This book is an excellent primer for anyone trying to wrap their refried brains around this tragic, mysterious, and misguided conflict, and Michael Massing puts his annoying journalistic style to great use showcasing the bizarre cast of players driving America's drug policies over the past three decades.

This book is infuriating and illuminating in equal parts, and will make you want to stick your head in a bucket and cry, cry, cry for your country. Fortunately, there are plenty of products available on the market that can help bring your mood up.... so you might as well go for it, because this book, though a downer, is definitely worth it.
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Sara Have you read Fast Food Nation?


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