The History Channel Is Finally Telling the Stunning Secret Story of the War on Drugs

Schwarz, Jon
Date Written:  2017-06-18
Publisher:  The Intercept
Year Published:  2017
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX21039

The US government's involvement with the drug cartels is examined in a new documentary on The History Channel.


Excerpt: That core truth is: The war on drugs has always been a pointless sham. For decades the federal government has engaged in a shifting series of alliances of convenience with some of the world’s largest drug cartels. So while the U.S. incarceration rate has quintupled since President Richard Nixon first declared the war on drugs in 1971, top narcotics dealers have simultaneously enjoyed protection at the highest levels of power in America.

Yet somehow, despite the fact the U.S. has no formal system of censorship, this monumental scandal has never before been presented in a comprehensive way in the medium where most Americans get their information: TV.
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