| By Kevin C. Brown |

Feb. 15, 2011 — Howard Campbell, professor of anthropology at the University of Texas-El Paso, discusses his book, “Drug War Zone: Frontline Dispatches from the Streets of El Paso and Juarez.”  Based on extensive interviews with participants in both the drug trafficking industry and law enforcement, Campbell’s explores how this powerful, illicit economy operates from the perspective of the people involved. Such a view, Campbell suggests, forces us to call into question easy assumptions about the so-called “War on Drugs,” among much else.

Note: The above dateline refers to this interview’s original airdate on WRCT-Pittsburgh. It was uploaded unchanged to Remapping Debate in June 2013.

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