Tag: drug

Some Chloroquine-AZT Parallels and Science’s Credibility Struggles

Larissa Costa Duarte , June 23rd, 2020


As an anthropologist and STS researcher, a great deal of my academic career has been proudly dedicated to studying and denouncing the bias, inequalities, and prejudice within both…


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Meet nitrous oxide: the fun drug that, because of prohibition, is terrible for the environment

Hilary Agro , April 25th, 2019


The War on Drugs is an expensive, harmful disaster. It’s the most destructive and racist set of policies that exist in the modern era. But! Did you know that…


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Tweaking Narratives of War

Lina Pinto-Garcia , December 4th, 2018


Este contenido está disponible en español aquí. Stories of war and violence have permeated the daily life of Colombians for more than half a century. However, in the…


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Fear and Loathing in Atlanta

Hilary Agro , April 28th, 2018


Content warning: racism, violence, mention of miscarriage. I was on my way to the airplane that would take me back home, to Canada. I boarded the train between…


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How to convince people that drugs need to be legalized: a guide for getting normies on board.

Hilary Agro , September 9th, 2017


I’ve developed a really nerdy, but kickass, superpower. Give me twenty minutes of one-on-one conversation time with a person, any person, and they will come out of that…


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Why abstinence-only drug education doesn’t work—in fact, it backfires spectacularly.

Hilary Agro , March 21st, 2016


I talked to a lot of middle-class recreational drug users for my research. None of them had any idea when they were younger that they’d end up dropping…


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