English Learning for Curious Minds

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Summary

In 1971, Richard Nixon declared The War On Drugs. Almost 50 years later, and a war that has cost the US over a trillion dollars, we take a look at the effect that this war has had on society.

Why was it declared, what actually happened, and who are the real winners?

Subtitles, transcript & key vocabulary available at www.leonardoenglish.com

Show Notes

In 1971, Richard Nixon declared The War On Drugs. Almost 50 years later, and a war that has cost the US over a trillion dollars, we take a look at the effect that this war has had on society.


Why was it declared, what actually happened, and who are the real winners?


In today's episode we cover:

  • History of drug use in the United States
  • Sherlock Holmes & cocaine
  • The prohibition era
  • Why was The War on Drugs launched
  • Hippies + black community
  • What actually happened
  • Are drugs harder to buy now?
  • Are drugs more expensive now?
  • The balloon effect
  • Prescription opiates
  • The future for the War on Drugs

Full transcript and key vocabulary available on the website http://www.leonardoenglish.com/podcasts/the-war-on-drugs



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