Johann Hari is a writer and journalist. He has written for The Independent and many other newspapers. He is currently the producer of The Trews, and author of "Chasing the Scream". He tweets at @Johannhari101.
Phoebe Braithwaite is openDemocracy’s submissions editor.
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Six countries. Six different paths to EU integration.
The secretive EU-US trade deal explained
“If your morality doesn’t look at the actual practical
effects of what you’re doing, it’s not a moral debate, it’s just posturing.”
In France, there
are many ways in which the pool of violence caused by drug prohibition bleeds
into home-grown jihadism. But there is an alternative.
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“African Americans are no more likely to
buy or sell drugs than any other group, but they make up the overwhelming
majority of the people who go to prison for it.” (27:42 minutes)
If you've suffered childhood trauma, you're 4600% more likely to become an injecting drug user than if you haven't. We then go on to treat addicts in a way that seems designed to keep them hooked
The last days of the war on drugs - and how to bring them to pass. The video of the London open book event.
Most gay people know what it’s like to have the uncomfortable feeling of being told that the experience you regard as universal should in fact have flashing neon lights and a big sign saying “GAY!” above it
Addiction is the symptom of a social ill. Follow the science and you'll get to policy which is humane and actually works
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