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Legalize This! By Douglas Husak

Legalize This! by Douglas Husak

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In this trenchantly argued text, both students and the general public will find a clear statement of the arguments for the decriminalization of recreational drugs.

Legalize This! Summary

Legalize This!: The Case for Decriminalizing Drugs by Douglas Husak

There are currently nearly half a million drug offenders incarcerated in US jails, more than the entire EU prison population. Added to the financial consequences of current drug policy there is the enormous human cost. Police corruption, organized crime, contempt for the law and drugs made dangerous because they are illegal and thus not subject to proper controls are other consequences of current drug policies. Politicians from all sides of the political spectrum are now beginning to ask: is it worth it? In arguing that criminalization is unjust, Douglas Husak explodes many of the myths that surround drug use. In some years, more than half of high school seniors take drugs, yet the US is not overrun with drug-crazed addicts. Horror stories of the dangers of drug use abound, but the truth is more prosaic; although recreational drugs are sometimes bad for users, there are between 80 and 90 million US citizens who have used illicit drugs without ill effects.

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"In his remarkable book, philosopher and legal scholar Doug Husak brings the drug debate to a new level. Avoiding hyperbole, he reasons along lines that should appeal to the majority of just, sensible human beings. That he does this so well is perhaps the more remarkable because, justifiably so, he is outraged at the incarceration of, and threats to, Americans whose entire identified criminal behaviour is using a substance that other people dislike." ... Stanton Peele, author of Love and Addiction and Recovery: The Meaning of Addiction

About Douglas Husak

Douglas Husak is Professor of Philosophy at Rutgers University. He is the author of Drugs and Rights and Philosophy of Criminal Law.

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GOR001402342
Legalize This!: The Case for Decriminalizing Drugs by Douglas Husak
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Verso Books
2002-07-31
207
1859843204
9781859843208
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