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Since its inception, the Drug War has been one of the most dismal and costly failures in U.S. history. Although a certain amount of blame can be placed on Harry Anslinger, one of the original founders of America’s draconian drug policies, there’s a whole litany of characters responsible for its proliferation, many of them sitting in the Oval Office, including hippie president Jimmy Carter! See who else helped turn a “public-health initiative into a century-long military campaign” in author and drug policy schooler, Ricardo Cortes’ illustrated series for Vanity Fair. |VF|