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Author`s name Dmitry Sudakov

The War on Drugs Is Lost - Comments

Russia’s War on Drugs is identical to its American and British counterparts: it’s a failure. Why is the War on Drugs lost? It reflects our failure to learn from history. Drug prohibition has all the characteristics of other well-intentioned, yet counterproductive, government programmes. Specifically, the drug war causes crime; it corrupts the police; it violates civil liberties; it throws good money after bad; and it weakens – even destroys – families, neighbourhoods, and communities

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