As the drug war turns 50, the US is still public enemy number one
Fifty years ago, on June 17, 1971, United States President Richard Nixon
convened a press conference with a grave message for his fellow
citizens: “America’s public enemy number one, in the United States, is
drug abuse”. To vanquish the enemy, he declared, it was “necessary to
wage a new, all-out offensive”, which would be...read more.