"The Fire Next Door documents the human cost that the war on drugs is inflicting on Mexico and so many other countries. U.S. leaders need to understand that by insisting on waging that conflict they are expecting societies in the Western Hemisphere to accomplish the impossible. The primary beneficiaries of the current strategy are the violent, criminal drug cartels, who gain great financial resources that would otherwise be unavailable. Ted Galen Carpenter builds a strong case of a new, far more humane policy."
—Fernando Henrique Cardoso, Former President of Brazil, 1995-2002
"Ted Galen Carpenter's thoughtful new book demonstrates the need for change with great clarity. Both Mexico and the United States would be wise to adopt the strategy discussed in The Fire Next Door."
—From the Foreword by Vicente Fox, Former President of Mexico, 2000-2006