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.