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Whiteout

A Philosophical Review

by Ballard Quass, the Drug War Philosopher




April 9, 2023

Here's the take-home message from the new book "Whiteout": we crack down on drugs when the victims of prohibition are minorities and we "medicalize" drugs when the victims of prohibition are white.

Here's where I'd usually tell you all the ways that the book I'm reviewing has "missed the point." But "Whiteout" is a very rare book when it comes to drugs: one in which the authors truly have something to teach ME. I believe this all the more after listening to their discussion on YouTube (April 12, 2023). They truly "get it" about prohibition.

The deadpan Robin Kelley is not necessarily being entirely facetious when he calls "Whiteout" the best book of all time. Let's all read it -- multiple times, if possible.

Whiteout: How Racial Capitalism Changed the Color of Opioids in America




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