Good blogs are hard to find. Literally. One of the weird quirks of our marvelously interconnected age is how challenging it remains to locate good blogs in one’s field of interest. They’re out there, but existing methods of web searching aren’t particularly helpful in locating them. Sure, we can use basic search engines to find bits and pieces of language–“opium” “moral panic” “Quaalude”–but more often than not, there’s no efficient mechanism for finding tone, point of view, organization, or quality. Those are the things that matter, and it is in that spirit that this ongoing series takes a closer look at some blogs of interest.
The first of these is a sole-authored blog called Drugs, Law and Conflict. The blog’s author is Nina Catalano, currently of Harvard Law School. If you head over to the blog, you’ll notice that Drugs, Law and Conflict has been on hiatus for about a year. Nina reports that the blog may start back up again this fall. Even if it doesn’t, the archive of posts from September 2008 through August 2010 (and there are a lot of them) constitute a useful collection that retains a great deal of value. Continue reading →