In his new book Meth Mania, sociologist Nicholas Parsons shows that public alarm about methamphetamine bears little or no relationship to objective measures of use or abuse. Parsons analyzes three distinct meth panics, arguing that they can best be understood by considering the motivations of people with an interest in creating a sense of emergency. As Jacob Sullum explains, the consequences have been as uglier than a tweeker in an anti-meth ad.
Nothing is more permanent than an “emergency” mandate.
Joy Reid Said Vaccinated People Who Refuse To Wear Masks Are 'Irrational.' Fauci Didn't Correct Her.
Who's being irrationally paranoid?
After Promising To Stop Land Seizures, the Biden Administration Just Stole This Family's Property for a Border Wall
"We are utterly devastated," said Baudilia Cavazos.
Songs like "Gun Totin' Patriot" and "We Outside" might be ridiculous, Trump-worshiping schlock, but their embrace of controversial themes breathes some rebelliousness back into rap.
Among other things, it calls for online censorship to shield identities of public officials and lets the governor control city police budgets.