Saying Yes to Saying Yes

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The frat boys and sorority girls over at the reborn American Spectator stop the locker-room towel-snapping long enough to give a big thumbs up to Reason Senior Editor Jacob Sullum's Saying Yes: In Defense of Drug Use.

Read the review here. Buy the book, they advise. So why not?

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  1. “By the time [Sullum] reaches his grand conclusion, in a chapter titled ‘Managing Moderation,’ you just want to punch him, tell him to get the f— away because he’s bumming your high,” wrote Ames in a spasm of self righteous pique.

    This quote convinced me to read the book – I’ll go find it today.

  2. did anyone else see the ny press review? basically, sullum was lambasted for not saying “drugs rule!”

    sigh.

  3. ‘Saying Yes’ is not amazon searchable and therefore is of no consequence to the English speaking world. You should get on the horn to your publisher about that Jake.

  4. This was an excellent book. Well-researched, well-written, and interesting. And pretty brave, I might add.

  5. I’d like to thank Mr. Sullum for the double spacing in the text. It sure makes it easier to read while stoned.

  6. I agree, an excellent book. I imagine though, if sales are suffering a bit, it is likely the success of the Drug War propaganda instilling fear in even discussing such a concept as moderation and acceptance.

    :-

  7. Good book. I’d recommend it.

  8. Thank you Mr. Sullum for an informative, well written book. It was a pleasure to read.

  9. Wow, this is not your father’s American Spectator. When did they become a real magazine?

  10. Warren: I know I was not on drugs at the time, and at Amazon a few months back I saw the book available and even used (!) copies.

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