Speaking in Maine returns to Camden and the Mid-Coast Forum on Foreign Relations, for an address by Ira Glasser, longtime Director of the ACLU and now President of the Drug Policy Alliance. Glasser points out that use of all drugs has gone down in countries such as Portugal and Holland where usage is decriminalized.
Ira Glasser was for much of his adult life the Executive Director of the ACLU and in this capacity became a spokesman for civil rights in general and a thorn in the side of most of the last eight administrations.
Since his retirement from the ACLU in 2001, he has served as Board President of the Drug Policy Alliance, an organization dedicated to reversing this nation’s long-standing and ill-considered War on Drugs.
Prior to his affiliation with the ACLU, Mr. Glasser was a mathematician and a member of the science and mathematics faculties of Queens college and Sarah Lawrence College. He was also editor of Current magazine.
This talk was recorded on September 27, 2010 at the Samoset Resort in Rockport by the Mid-Coast Forum on Foreign Relations.