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Drug Legalization

December 2023
1min read

Ethan Nadelmann is a historian at Princeton University; David Courtwright is a historian at the University of North Florida. Both men have spent years studying how past generations fought drug addiction, and they have come up with diametrically opposed historical lessons. Here, each presents his case on how best to cope with a national scourge.

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