Stories by Johann Hari

Johann Hari’s book, "Chasing The Scream: The First and Last Days of the War on Drugs" is published by Bloomsbury as a hardback, ebook and audiobook. Find out more about the book or follow Hari on Twitter @johannhari101. subscribe to Johann Hari's feed

Posted on: Aug 29, 2016, Source: Open Democracy

“If your morality doesn’t look at the actual practical effects of what you’re doing, it’s not a moral debate, it’s just posturing.”

Posted on: Aug 25, 2016, Source: Open Democracy

In France, there are many ways in which the pool of violence caused by drug prohibition bleeds into homegrown jihadism.

Posted on: Apr 12, 2016, Source: Los Angeles Times

The global drug prohibition consensus is crumbling, and several countries are set to "just say no" to more drug war at the UN later this month.

Posted on: Apr 5, 2016, Source: The Influence

Labels matter, but perhaps we should work to reduce the stigma of addict rather than eliminating the word entirely.

Posted on: Feb 11, 2016, Source: The Influence

Meet the proto-prohibitionist who unleashed Reefer Madness on the world.

Posted on: Aug 24, 2015, Source: AlterNet

Drug dealers have to be violent. And that's our fault.

Posted on: May 27, 2015, Source: AlterNet

We know the major reason why addiction is transmitted through families – and it is not what most of us think.

Posted on: Feb 12, 2015, Source: YES! Magazine

Fifteen years ago, the Portuguese had one of the worst drug problems in Europe.

Posted on: Feb 2, 2015, Source: Bloomsbury USA

The pledge to wage “relentless warfare” on drugs was first made in the 1930s, by a man who has been largely forgotten today.

Posted on: Jan 21, 2015, Source: The Huffington Post

The new evidence will force us to change ourselves.

Posted on: Nov 30, 2009, Source: AlterNet

Yes, it has Starbucks and Dunkin' Donuts and the Gucci styles, but beneath these accouterments, there is a dictatorship built by slaves.

Posted on: Aug 11, 2008, Source: Huffington Post

People thought it would require "a political revolution" to legalize alcohol in the US in 1924. Within a decade, it was done.