July Book Club: Chasing the Scream

chasing-the-scream-3Summer is a great time to read!  You’re invited to join our Informed Voter Book Club in reading Chasing the Scream: The First and Last Days of the War on Drugs by Johann Hari.

According to the author’s website:

It is now 100 years since drugs were first banned in the United States. On the eve of this centenary, journalist Johann Hari set off on an epic three-year, thirty-thousand-mile journey into the war on drugs. What he found is that more and more people all over the world are beginning to recognize three startling truths: Drugs are not what we think they are. Addiction is not what we think it is. And the drug war has very different motives to the ones we have seen on our TV screens for so long….

…Chasing the Scream lays bare what we really have been chasing in our century of drug war – in our hunger for drugs, and in our attempt to destroy them. This book will challenge and change how you think about one of the most controversial – and consequential – questions of our time.

You can watch a TED Talk with author Johann Hari discussing drug addiction here.

The book club will meet July 12 from 6:30-8:00 PM at the Old Firehouse Books in Fort Collins.  Old Firehouse Books offers discounts on purchases of books for this book club.  We are grateful for their support of the book club and of informed citizens across Larimer County.


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