Noam Chomsky

Professor Emeritius, MIT

"When you call for a War on Drugs, you know exactly who you're going to pick up: poor black people. You're not going to pick up rich white people: you don't go after them anyway. In the upper-middle class suburb where I live, if somebody goes home and sniffs cocaine, police don't break into their house ... [The drug war] is a direct form of control of what are called 'dangerous classes,' those superfluous people who don't really have a function contributing to profit-making and wealth. They have to be somehow taken care of."
Former UN Secretary-General
President of Colombia
Former President of Switzerland
Former UK Deputy Prime Minister
President of the United States of America
Former President of the United States of America
Head of the United Nations Development Programme
Former President of Uruguay
Former Head of MI5
Former Archbishop of Cantebury
Actor, writer, television presenter and film director
Author and journalist
Former UK drugs minister
Former President of the United States of America
Entrepreneur, CEO of Virgin
TV chef
US Senator and former Republican presidential nominee
Former President of the Royal College of Physicians
Former President of Brazil
Former Secretary of State for Northern Ireland
Executive Director of UNAIDS
Former US Secretary of State under Ronald Reagan