The War On Drugs By Richard Nixon

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“War on Drugs” is a term which was popularized by Richard Nixon after his declaration that drug abuse is the first problem to solve. So this term means an American campaign of prohibition of drugs, military aid and military intervention, and other actions to stop the illegal drug trades. Every country has its own methods on fighting drug abuse. Cultural practices and systems have an impact on this part of society’s life. "The War on Drugs" has contributed the cross cultural differences to the modern globalized world. Studying cross cultural differences, it would be acceptable to analyze two different cultures: American, which represent West (not in geographic, but in cultural sense), and Japan, which is one of the largest and widely known East culture. First of all, it must be noticed that for these research comparative method have been used. “The comparative method was used by early cultural evolutionists such as Morgan and Tylor. The development of the comparative method as used in Cross-Cultural Analysis was a reaction against the deductive reasoning of the Boasian tradition, which treated each culture as the unique product of its own historical and geographical conditions and rejected cultural theories as a whole” (Heath Kinzer and Judith L. Gillies, 6). So, comparative method is the best way to analyze cross cultural differences in a context of “The War on Drugs”. Speaking about American culture, it must be underlined that it represents guilt society or guilt

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