Former Independent columnist Johann Hari is back in the limelight with an explosive New York Times bestseller, “Chasing the Scream: The First and Last Days of the War on Drugs.”
Its release coincides with the centenary of U.S. prohibition and is told through the stories of the people whose lives it has most affected. Critically praised, the book has been endorsed by everyone from Elton John to Noam Chomsky.
As part of his three-year, trans-continental journey, Hari visited Juárez in Mexico, regarded at the time as the most dangerous city in the world. He spoke to a teenage assassin, a heroic protester in an angel costume and relatives of a social activist murdered by the Zetas cartel.
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