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
Reflections on the power of rehearsal, from a master performer