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Reefer Madness - good, but he has written better
on 14 May 2003
Reefer Madness is Eric Schlossers 2nd attempt to inflict upon the public the wrongdoings and injustices of American society and the Justice department. It follows his previously best selling book Fast Food Nation.
Unfortunately this book did not live up to expectation, his short essays (on pornography, immigrant workers and cannabis) only scratch the surface on what is a massive subject. Rather than interviewing people currently involved in these underground industries, he tends to spend a lot of time on the historical background of the cases, rather than the present.
This is not a bad book though, he demolishes the reasons for keeping cannabis illegal, and extols the virtues of some illegal immigration. lots of interesting facts are given, and case studies provided of certain individuals like Mark Young and Reuban Sturmer overall make an interesting and informative book.