Subtle Censorship : The Use & Misuse of Drug Arguments

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The war-on-drugs assumes all casual users are corrupted equally. It separates family, love, loyalty, and all positive social structures into protectionist policies, while ignoring the fact that casual users likewise demonstrate all of these qualities. It keeps the testimonial as its logo, and ignores the fact that experience holds no secrets. It calls casual use bad and sobriety good. And ignores that in all ...
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The war-on-drugs assumes all casual users are corrupted equally. It separates family, love, loyalty, and all positive social structures into protectionist policies, while ignoring the fact that casual users likewise demonstrate all of these qualities. It keeps the testimonial as its logo, and ignores the fact that experience holds no secrets. It calls casual use bad and sobriety good. And ignores that in all practical terms the two are simply different.

This book is structured as a debate between two opponents, one pro drug-choice, the other against. Using a point-counterpoint style the two present their best and worse case experiences. Though there is a logical structure to the presentation of ideas, I have labored to make the debate seem as natural as possible.

The intent of the book may seem to build a case for the legalization of certain drugs, however, my greater intent is this: to present the ideas and voices of those too long dismissed in this debate. Most people believe there are only two sides to an argument. This is a false assumption, for there is right, wrong, and neutral. This oft overlooked third alternative I have relegated to the footnotes.

I would encourage you to not just read passively, but rather engage the conversation with your own arguments. My best hope is this, you will come to see the world in ways you have, till now, overlooked.

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  • ISBN-13: 9780595248414
  • Publisher: iUniverse, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 10/22/2002
  • Edition number: 0
  • Pages: 252
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.58 (d)

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