Call Boomerang Books 1300 36 33 32

Description - Drugs by Jeffrey A. Schaler

Does drug addiction exist? Do we have a right to use drugs? Is personal responsibility achieved at the cost of individual liberty? Can drugs ever be controlled? Would a free market in drugs reduce social problems? This rich and diverse collection assembles a wide range of views in the ongoing debate over drug legalisation, decriminalisation, and deregulation in America. Reformers looking to lighten and eliminate drug laws are a divided group, with some claiming that drug abuse is a disease, a national health problem that should be treated as such, while those committed to the 'war on drugs' stress personal responsibility, and that there is no such thing as the 'disease' of addiction. Attitudes are splintered over government involvement in enforcement and regulation. Psychologist Jeffrey A Schaler seeks to expand our thinking about drug control in a free society by looking at the ethical issues as well as anthropological, sociological, economic, political, and philosophical questions that arise in the debate. This important volume includes essays by William Bennett, Rep. Joseph Biden, President Clinton, Rep. Charles B Rangel, Thomas Szasz, George Will, John Q Wilson, and many others.

Buy Drugs by Jeffrey A. Schaler from Australia's Online Independent Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9781573921961
ISBN-10: 1573921963
Format: Paperback
Pages: 357
Imprint: Prometheus Books
Publisher: Prometheus Books
Publish Date: 1-Jun-1998
Country of Publication: United States

Book Reviews - Drugs by Jeffrey A. Schaler

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Drugs book by Jeffrey A. Schaler and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a Boomerang Books Account Holder - it's free to sign up and there are great benefits!)

Write Review

Author Biography - Jeffrey A. Schaler

Jeffrey A. Schaler (Silver Spring, MD) is currently on the faculty of American University's School of Public Affairs; Johns Hopkins University, and the Institute for Human Studies at George Mason University.

Books By Jeffrey A. Schaler

Thomas S. Szasz by Jeffrey A. Schaler
Hardback, May 2017
Peter Singer Under Fire by Jeffrey A. Schaler
Paperback, September 2009
Howard Gardner Under Fire by Jeffrey A. Schaler
Paperback, November 2006
Szasz Under Fire by Jeffrey A. Schaler
Paperback, August 2004