Just who is winning the War on Drugs?
- This Is Your War on Drugs
- Since 1998, the drug czar has been mandated to lie to the American people. So what would a truth-based drug policy look like?
- By Monika Bauerlein and Clara Jeffery
- We Bring Fear
- A reporter flees the biggest cartel of all—the Mexican Army.
- By Charles Bowden
- The Altered States of America
- What a long, strange trip it's been: a drug war timeline.
- By Sam Baldwin and Daniel Luzer
- Las Baladas Prohibidas
- On the trail of Mexico's popular narcocorridos
- By William T. Vollmann
- The Patriot's Guide to Legalization
- A teetotaler's guide to a sober drug policy
- By Kevin Drum
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Collapsitarians court the apocalypse; GIs as nerve-gas guinea pigs; dark times, dark stores; corn syrup's mercury surprise; mortgage meltdown: landlord edition; Gitmo jurisprudence on US soil
Amy Benfer on the resurrection of Ayn Rand; plus more music (Those Darlins, Best Crisis Ever, Gone: The Promises of Yesterday, Coconut Rock), books (The Spiders of Allah, Belching Out the Devil, Rewilding the West), and film (Kassim the Dream, Afghan Star) reviews
Cover illustration by Tim O'Brien