Let’s be crystal clear about this. There’s nothing glamorous about what happened to Oliver Taylor Hawkins. He’s a 50-year-old man with three kids who died in a hotel room a long, long way from home.
Before Covid, I was working on a book about drugs and the brilliance of the drug legalization lobby, which has through a series of long-repeated half-truths and outright lies managed to redefine not just our norms but our very vocabulary around drug use. The legalizers are patient and well-funded and they are winning.
I hope one day I’ll have the chance to come back to it.