Carl Hart wins the PENN/E.O. Wilson Literary Writing Award for his book High Price: A Neuroscientist’s Journey of Self-Discovery that Challenges Everything You Know about Drugs and Society. The award citation states: “Written with clarity, honesty, and courage, High Price offers a compelling argument to reconsider this country’s policies on drug use, which has proven so ineffective not only from a legal standpoint, but from medical and social perspectives as well.”
Carl Hart’s best-selling book, High Price: A Neuroscientist’s Journey of Self-Discovery That Challenges Everything You Know About Drugs and Society, has now been published in Portuguese for Brazil. Hart’s book examines the relationship between drugs and pleasure, choice, and motivation, both in the brain and in society. His findings shed new light on common ideas about race, poverty, and drugs, and explain why current drug policies are failing.
Fredrick C. Harris has been appointed a senior non-resident fellow at the Brookings Institution, in the program on race and social policy. Brookings is the nation’s leading non-partisan think tank, bringing together experts in government and academia from all over the world who provide research, policy recommendations and analysis on a range of public policy issues.
Fredrick C. Harris edited a special issue of Dissent Magazine on black politics in the Obama era, with essays by Harris on the politics of respectability, Anthea Butler on the prosperity gospel, and Nikol G. Alexander-Floyd on black feminism.
For more information, see http://www.dissentmagazine.org/issue/winter-2014