Ending the War on Drugs
Dirk Chase Eldredge

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Narrated By: Jeff Riggenbach

Duration: 6 hours and 55 minutes

What to expect

In this outstanding examination of the country’s most troubling problem, a conservative Republican shows how and why America is losing the war on drugs and makes an important contribution to the debate on alternative policies.

Author Dirk Eldredge demonstrates how the drug war has led only to overcrowded courts and prisons, rising crime, official corruption, eroded civil rights and race relations, and new public health crises. He makes the case for an alternative strategy: tightly controlled legalization accompanied by expanded drug education, prevention, research, and treatment programs.


Central / national / federal government policies, Addiction and therapy, Crime and criminology

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“Eldredge proposes a sensible alternative.”

Foreign Affairs

“Incisive…persuasive…with logic, coherence and common sense on his side.”

Los Angeles Times


San Francisco Examiner & Chronicle

“Offers something to cheer about.”

Philadelphia Inquirer

“For those who demand a pungant description of the most troubling crisis of our time.”

Federal Judge John L. Kane, Jr., in Denver Post

“Eldredge does a good job of summarizing the many downsides to the drug war…Eldredge has done his homework and supports all his views with statistics.”

Publishers Weekly

“A concise review of the case for legalization of drugs. Recommended.”

Library Journal

“Eldredge marshals facts and much creative argumentation in making his case.”