Smoke and Mirrors: The War on Drugs and the
Politics of Failure. Dan Baum (Missoula MT). Boston:
Little Brown and Co, June 1996/396p/$24.95.
A former Wall Street Journal reporter describes
America's War on Drugs from its beginnings in 1967, how
the Nixon Administration pursued its law-and-order plat
form, the rise and fall of methadone (the only proven
breaker of heroin addiction was sacrificed on the alter of
politics), how random urine testing for d...