Two Polarized Views on How We Should Fight the War

Two Polarized Views on How We Should Fight the War
Posted by FoM on March 01, 1999 at 07:42:21 PT

The War on Drugs is America's great 15-year debate. Hardly anyone is happy with our national drug control policy. Some drug warriors charge it's not tough enough and that more drug police and more money are needed if victory is to be achieved.
 Meanwhile, libertarian types argue that the enforcement methods used to prevent or punish the use of illegal drugs pose a threat to our basic liberties. Tonight at the University of Pittsburgh, Ethan Nadelmann, a prominent critic of the U.S. drug policy, and William Olson, the staff director of the U.S. Senate Caucus on International Narcotics Control, will debate the issue of drug policy. The action gets under way in Oakland at 7 p.m. in the William Pitt Union Ballroom. Here, based on interviews with Post-Gazette reporter Bill Steigerwald, is a preview of what they'll be shouting about.Q&A with Ethan Nadelmann: A kinder, gentler drug policyQ&A with William Olson: Just say, 'No, no, no'
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