- Hardcover: 192 pages
- Publisher: Cronin House; 1st edition (2004)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0976049406
- ISBN-13: 978-0976049401
- Product Dimensions: 9.4 x 6.3 x 0.6 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,146,706 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Naked Truth About Drugs Hardcover – 2004
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I enjoyed how he brings you from the beginning of drug use to present day as well as how drugs played a part of his life.
A book that continues to linger with you as you debate in your own mind the morals of drug use agianst it's legalization to decrease crime.
My only complaint about this work was that there were no citations for his figures. I do not doubt Mr. Williams but it would have been nice to know what he was referencing (he does make a few references, but not many) so that I could do further research or use his book for academic citations.
The author and I share worlds of experience, and I am happy that he instead of myself has written the book, though in some eventual retirement I suppose I would have taken the time to do the well-documented research he has done here.
Drugs-- particularly the recreational/transcendental, non-lethal kinds-- are derided as toys and distractions for hippies and slackers, and legally proscribed with the same zeal as we-- yeah, I'm a US citizen and must say "we," as I must say it when Hillary Clinton is elected president, even though I didn't vote for her-- proscribe the death drugs.
Williams' work studies the reasonability of legalization through a study, sometimes devolving into personal reminiscence, of each substance. His chapter on LSD resonated the most for me. His arguments regarding heroin and certain other things-- well, they are thought-provoking; I don't know whether I agree, but this book is worth purchasing, or repurchasing.
Remember, government has no authority over free men, only criminals. If the goal is authority, government must create as many criminals as possible.
PS - Kudos to Daniel for the bravery it took to pose for the cover photo. Not sure I could have done that. :)
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This book more than any other shaped my views on drug laws. I have a signed copy, and use the information garnered to explain to folks why we should legalize ALL drugs.Published 20 months ago by s.a.stephens
This history of drugs and of the attempts to prohibit them relieves much of the fear that accompanys the thought of the drug war's end. Read morePublished on January 19, 2014 by Edward Putman