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Crime novelist of 'The Cartel' calls for end to war on drugs

Clip: 07/16/2015 | 6m 14s

The escape of Mexican drug lord Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán felt to novelist Don Winslow like it came straight out of the pages of his new book, "The Cartel." Winslow has been writing about the drug wars for years, sharing observations of devastating brutality through his fiction. He joins Jeffrey Brown to discuss the challenge of conveying violence to readers and the futility of our war on drugs.

Aired: 07/16/15

Rating: NR

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