Book Review: Drug Crazy by Mike Gray


Drug Crazy, by Mike Gray, is a page turner on the origins and impact of the Drug War in America. I have long been against the Drug War as a matter of principle: there is no justification for the group to force an individual to do or not to do a particular thing if the individual is not interfering with anyone else’s rights. I heard the argument on so-called conservative talk radio recently that society has its own interests and that those interests may be supported by legislation that interferes with individual rights. I totally disagree with this and this re-emphasized for me that the new conservative movement has completely abandoned the libertarian and constitutional principles that marked the conservative revival of the mid-Twentieth Century (not to mention the American Revolution). Continue reading…