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Salon: Traffic is the first

January 1, 2001 11:57 AM

Salon: Traffic is the first mainstream Hollywood production that has come out and said that America's drug war is not winnable. The film argues both implicitly and explicitly that going after the suppliers and the drug traffickers - where the U.S. spends the bulk of its $19-billion-a-year budget - simply doesn't work, that it kills innocents and turns others into criminals, that it devastates poor neighborhoods, that it can't stop or even attenuate an insatiable social maw of illicit drug use.

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