• 'Vocabulary of Mutilation': A Disturbing Primer on the War on Drugs

    ‘Vocabulary of Mutilation’: A Disturbing Primer on the War on Drugs

    Don Winslow, novelist and conscientious objector to America’s longest “war,” was skeptical when he was in Washington on a recent Sunday morning. This was shortly after news broke about the escape, from one of Mexico’s “maximum security” prisons, of Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán, head of the Sinaloa drug cartel.