I found this quite persuasive. The war on drugs mentality seems a rigid belief system that doesn't allow for contradictory evidence.
"By treating other people as objects or tools the emotional consequences of the powerful people's actions are downplayed and become irrelevant, ' the researchers said. 'Although this can lead people to abuse others, it may also facilitate the powerful in making tough decisions"
David Weinberger reflects on Malcolm Gladwell on social media
A metaphor about writing has wisdom for much of our lives at the moment