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It’s Time to Take DARE a Little More Seriously
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It’s Time to Take DARE a Little More Seriously

Audio of my conversation with Professor Max Felker-Kantor

Chances are you’ve seen the DARE logo — on a t-shirt, a bumper sticker, a license plate, or maybe a street sign. In DARE to Say No: Policing and the War on Drugs in Schools, and in conversation, Professor Max Felker-Kantor (Ball State University) traces the history of the ubiquitous tough-on-drugs program. It's almost too easy to make fun of DARE (almost), but as Professor Felker-Kantor reveals, law enforcement had a very serious goal: to legitimize a deeper police presence in schools, and by and large, they succeeded.

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Skipped History
Skipped History
Interviews with top historians about their latest work. Mainly educational, often funny. Conveniently, most of the jokes are about people too far underground to punch back.
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