new UTI review I found

Preston Peet ptpeet at
Tue Aug 2 12:17:48 EDT 2005

Under The Influence - The Disinformation Guide To Drugs
Edited by Preston Peet
The Disinformation Company Ltd., 2004

Everything you ever wanted to know about US Drug policy, but were afraid to 
ask. From the mandatory sentences for even the smallest of drug possession 
to Air America and back again to decriminalization of currently illicit 
drugs, Under The Influence makes certain to at least give us another point 
of view on the topic. The editor, Preston Peet, has done a wonderful job of 
pulling together informed individuals to help educate the rest of us on what 
has become a War on Some Drugs (remember, codeine is good but opium is bad). 
The book is very US centric, but in this case I'll forgive it. Pretty much 
all of the recent (the last 70 years) anti-drug propaganda has been spawned 
by the US so the information available pretty much comes from the US. We 
know that war south of the border isn't being won in any real sense, but we 
do know that locking up a couple hundred thousand people a year (for 
non-violent drug related crimes) has an adverse affect on a societies 
morale. Treatment, if needed, is a better answer. Decriminalization (taking 
the black market away, basically) and regulation (like with alcohol) might 
be an even better answer still. (3.5/5)

Peace and love,
Preston Peet

"Madness is not enlightenment, but the search for enlightenment is often 
mistaken for madness"
Richard Davenport-Hines

ptpeet at
Editor "Under the Influence- the Disinformation Guide to Drugs"
Editor "Underground- The Disinformation Guide to Ancient Civilizations, 
Astonishing Archeology and Hidden History" (due out Sept. 2005)
Cont. High Times mag/.com
Cont. Editor
Columnist New York Waste

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