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Why still philosophy?: Once again  [PDF]
Krsti? Predrag
Filozofija i Dru?tvo , 2007, DOI: 10.2298/fid0703031k
Abstract: The intention of this paper is to revisit, once again the question asked by Adorno and Habermas and other contemporary thinkers under different headings few decades ago. The author is suggesting that nowadays philosophy requires a final departure from the idea of having single and perennial face, and that this would not only allow, but also enable philosophy to test its various faces freely, that is, without norm or limit set in advance. At the same time, by creating such ′liberal′ climate philosophy would no longer be frightened by the possible answer, and hence would no longer dramatize the very question of ′why still?′. Even if philosophy turns out to be far less than the mission it once bestowed upon itself.
The Deliberate Confusion Between the Legalisation and the De-criminalisation of Drugs  [PDF]
Takis Fotopoulos
International Journal of Inclusive Democracy , 2007,
Abstract: The recent UN International Drugs Day led, once more, to a discussion on the drug problem which was, once again, largely dominated in Europe by the views of the reformist Left’s supporters of liberalisation (Euro MPs, Green parties, reformist intelligentsia, as well as some ‘libertarians’, et. al.). The main thesis of the reformist Left on the matter is that it is the ‘war’ on drugs and the associated repressive policies which are to be blamed for the present explosion of drug abuse, rather than the other way round. Thus, in a complete reversal of historical experience and a blatant distortion of logic, what apparently led to the ‘war’ on drugs was not, as I attempted to show elsewhere[1], a series of social and economic factors related to the present system of market economy and representative ‘democracy’, which led to the flourishing of drug culture in the ‘60s, (further intensifying with the rise of neoliberal globalisation in the ‘80s) and, in turn, leading to the ‘war’ on drugs. Instead, it was supposedly the ‘war’ itself which has led to the spread of drug culture! It is also worth noting that this traditional argument for the liberalisation of legislation is still repeated today, at the very moment when this war is on its last legs everywhere and the mass abuse of drugs is not only showing no signs of significant decline but, instead, is showing every sign of a further increase, particularly as far as some ‘hard’ drugs are concerned[2]...
Call to publish: War on Drugs and Health  [cached]
Ernie Drucker,Adriana Rossi
Social Medicine , 2010,
Abstract: Call to publish: War on Drugs and Health
Once Again Never Again?  [cached]
Thomas G. Weiss
Amsterdam Law Forum , 2012,
Abstract: Thomas G. Weiss argues that the a€ Responsibility to Protecta€ Report is a a€ culmination of a long effort to inscribe the pledge of a€ never againa€ in law and practicea€ . Striking a positive note, and advocating more outright adoption of the Reporta€ s principles, Weiss concedes that there is a long road ahead, citing Zimbabwe as an example of a setting where exterior pressure is desperately needed to prevent atrocities.
The war on marijuana: The transformation of the war on drugs in the 1990s
Ryan S King, Marc Mauer
Harm Reduction Journal , 2006, DOI: 10.1186/1477-7517-3-6
Abstract: Previous studies have analyzed drug offenses as a general category, but there has yet to be a single study that has focused specifically on marijuana offenders at all stages of the system. This report analyzes multiple sources of data for the period 1990–2002 from each of the critical points in the criminal justice system, from arrest through court processing and into the correctional system, to create an overall portrait of this country's strategy in dealing with marijuana use.The study found that since 1990, the primary focus of the war on drugs has shifted to low-level marijuana offenses. During the study period, 82% of the increase in drug arrests nationally (450,000) was for marijuana offenses, and virtually all of that increase was in possession offenses. Of the nearly 700,000 arrests in 2002, 88% were for possession. Only 1 in 18 of these arrests results in a felony conviction, with the rest either being dismissed or adjudicated as a misdemeanor, meaning that a substantial amount of resources, roughly $4 billion per year for marijuana alone, is being dedicated to minor offenses.The results of this study suggest that law enforcement resources are not being effectively allocated to offenses which are most costly to society. The financial and personnel investment in marijuana offenses, at all points in the criminal justice system, diverts funds away from other crime types, thereby representing a questionable policy choice.The War on Marijuana: The Transformation of the War on Drugs in the 1990sFederal law enforcement is targeted effectively at convicting major drug traffickers and punishing them with longer lockups in prison. [1]-John Ashcroft, Former United States Attorney GeneralDespite decades of discussion and intense media coverage, there remains considerable confusion regarding how the criminal justice system treats marijuana offenders. This misunderstanding has catalyzed a contentious debate that has been characterized by disagreements about the appropria
Once again about beta-adrenoblockers in arterial hypertension. What should doctor recommend to the patient?  [cached]
S.Y. Martsevich
Rational Pharmacotherapy in Cardiology , 2009,
Abstract: The role of beta-blockers (BB) in arterial hypertension therapy is discussed from the evidence based medicine point of view and according to international guidelines. Data of the latest meta-analysis comparing effects of BB and other antihypertensive drugs on a probability of cardio-vascular complications are presented.
Tintern Abbey, Once Again
J. H. Prynne
Glossator : Practice and Theory of the Commentary , 2009,
Once again on globalization  [PDF]
Hatibovi? D?emal
Medjunarodni Problemi , 2002, DOI: 10.2298/medjp0201002h
Abstract: Globalization is today one of the most frequently used (or misused) and the least precisely defined notions, whether taken as a usual term or as a euphemism. It is often a subject of the apologies it does not deserve or a subject of completely inapposite critics. Many people think it to be something new, though it is almost old as a human race! It is often related to only one sphere - mostly to economy - although it is present in almost all fields. Completely opposite processes are developing simultaneously or alternately. Globalization is a process with a large number of multiple far-reaching and important implications. If our goal is to create a more humane and wealthier world it should be under a keen scrutiny of analysts concludes the author.
Smoking, once again  [cached]
Al-Mobeireek Abdullah
Annals of Thoracic Medicine , 2011,
The Mystical Dooyeweerd Once Again  [cached]
Glenn Friesen, J.
Ars Disputandi : the Online Journal for Philosophy of Religion , 2003,
Abstract: As a result of the online publication of my article ¢ € The Mystical Dooyeweerd ¢ € in Ars Disputandi, vol. 3 (2003), I have obtained significant additional information. This information establishes that Abraham Kuyper had extensive knowledge of Franz von Baader ¢ € s writings, and that he greatly appreciated Baader ¢ € s ideas. The information is presented in this discussion note.
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