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on 2 January 1997
If you're not familiar with how the War on Drugs really works
in American society, this book is a must read. Miller argues that
the War on Drugs is really an attempt to identify and remove drug users
as a class from our society. Using a five-step model, he meticulously
compares the excesses of drug warriors against the excesses of Nazi
Germany in its campaign against the Jews, and uncovers many chilling
similarities. He then extrapolates based on the Nazi model the possible
future of the drug war, if left unchecked.

Most people (including myself) are usually turned off by comparisons
of anything to Nazi Germany, dismissing it as a too often used
rhetorical tactic. However, this book is different: Miller has done the
research and has the
facts to back up his analogy, as is shown by his extensive high-quality
bibliography.

Having said that, I didn't quite like this
book as much as _The Case for Legalizing Drugs_,
precisely because his earlier book is much more
value-neutral, and therefore more persuasive to the skeptical
reader (many of whom will need to be convinced of the correctness
of Miller's research before the drug war will ever be stopped).
Since I thought that _Case_ deserved a 10, I give this one
a 9.
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