Volume 152 • Issue 1
The Newspaper of Amherst College Since 1868
Wednesday, December 7, 2022
Number of Articles: 1
First Article: April 25, 2001
Latest Article: April 25, 2001
By Andrew Epstein
April 25, 2001
The success of Steven Soderbergh’s “Traffic” has turned the spotlight on one of
today’s most important and ignored issues. The film conveys the U.S.
government’s futile effort to eradicate drugs from the cultural landscape. And
now, the Drug War has hit college campuses in the form of the Higher Education
Act (HEA) drug provision of 1998.
The repressive ideology behind the War on Drugs will cost American taxpayers
over $19 billion next year under President Bush’s budget, with half the budget