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When you say ‘there’s a rational solution to the drug problem,’ you’re totally right. But what you then ask is ‘was the drug policy in the United States designed to solve the drug problem?’ Well, not really. That’s not what drove it from the start.

Writer Johann Hari uncovers stories from a century of prohibition, from social scientists and lab rats, to Billie Holiday and her stalker – the forgotten architect of America’s war on drugs.

Johann’s new book is Chasing the Scream: The First and Last Days of the War on Drugs.

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Johann Hari

Johann Hari is a journalist and current Visiting Fellow with Purpose.

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