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The Drug War Extracts A Toll to the South, and, Hip to Be Square

Updated: May 08, 2017

For almost five decades, the so-called "Drug War" in the United States has done what war always does: Compel payments best quantified by blood and treasure.

Yet that drug war is not confined within U.S. borders. It has involved mind-boggling greater payments of blood and treasure from the country along the U.S. southern border. And social mood has played an important, if little-understood role.

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