Liberal vs. Libertarian Legalizers
An essay I wrote in 2004 discusses liberal versus libertarian views on drug legalization. The first paragraph is here:
To most observers of the drug policy debates, all drug legalizers are alike. The reality, however, is that legalizers come in two distinct flavors. Most legalizers are liberals, and their views on drug policy are consistent with liberal views on other issues. A minority of legalizers are libertarians, however, and their views on drug policy reflect libertarian perspectives on policy generally. There is ample overlap in the views espoused by these two camps. But there are also substantial differences in their views on legalization and related matters.The full essay is here.