Four of the major fear campaigns that helped create America's insane war on drugs

The techniques of fear and manipulation are nothing new. Here's how they've been applied with great success in crafting our harsh drug policies
Alternet (US web)
Monday, February 9, 2015

If moral entrepreneurs and interest groups manage to whip up enough fear and anxiety, they can create a full-blown moral panic, the widespread sense that the moral condition of society is deteriorating at a rapid pace, which can be conveniently used to distract from underlying, status quo-threatening social problems and exert social control over the working class or other rebellious sectors of society.