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Riley pens piece on drug culture for The Atlantic

August 12, 2013

Using television series Nurse Jackie and Breaking Bad and Netflix’s Orange is the New Black among other popular shows as examples, Assistant Professor of Journalism Tim Riley delves deep into today’s drug culture compared to the idealism of the ’60s and philosophies behind the "War on Drugs" and "Just Say No" campaigns.

An excerpt:

Across boundaries of race, class, demographics, and gender, these shows portray the resultant drug culture as mass expressions of self-centeredness that, paradoxically, still define our immigration policy and eat at our public health solvency.

Read the entire article in The Atlantic.

 

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