The Economist / Cover Story | 3/5/2009 12:00:00 AM
How to stop the drug wars
Prohibition has failed; legalisation is the least bad solution
That is the kind of promise politicians love to make. It assuages the sense of moral panic that has been the handmaiden of prohibition for a century. It is intended to reassure the parents of teenagers across the world. Yet it is a hugely irresponsible promise, because it cannot be fulfilled.
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