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Drug Warriors and Their Prey: From Police Power to Police State

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The war on drugs is a war on ordinary people. Using that premise, historian Richard Lawrence Miller analyzes America's drug war with passion seldom encountered in serious nonfiction. Miller presents numerous examples of drug law enforcement gone amok, as police and courts threaten the happiness, property, and even lives of victims--some of whom are never charged with a dru ...more
Hardcover, 272 pages
Published February 28th 1996 by Praeger Publishers (first published 1996)
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Nov 14, 2010 rated it it was amazing
"The War on Drugs is a War on Ordinary People." Though a bit dated now, this book is an excellent analysis of the many social implications of our drug policies. Miller writes about the dehumanizing process that drug users now face and compares it to the similar practices of Nazi Germany towards the Jews. Highly recommended!
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En Drug Warriors and Their Prey, Richard Lawrence Miller, apoyado en el estudio de la maquinaria burocrática de destrucción humana descrita por Raul Hilberg en su obra magna sobre el holocausto (La destrucción de los judíos europeos, 1963), lleva a cabo una disección de la persecución legal, política y social a la que se han visto sometidos los usuarios de drogas ilegales en Estados Unidos desde la administración Nixon y la compara con el conjunto de artefactos y leyes que fueron utilizados por ...more
Dennis Blewitt
Oct 26, 2009 rated it it was amazing
As a drug warrior I am in agreement with the description of the costs of the drug war on our society and body politic. Everyone should read this book while we still have any semblence of a constitution
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