Here is a new publication from Cato, "How the War on Drugs Is Destroying Black America," (pdf) by John McWhorter, who is a lecturer in linguistics and American Studies at Columbia University and a contributing editor to the Manhattan Institute's City Journal and The New Republic. Here is his conclusion:
If we truly want to get past race in this country, we must be aware that it will never happen until the futile War on Drugs so familiar to us now is a memory. ... The time to end the War on Drugs, therefore, is yesterday.