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The President is not alone. I got an iPod for my birthday, and when I get around to programming it, one of my songs will be “Cocaine Blues,” sung by Dave Van Ronk. The guitar playing will remind you of Segovia. The lyrics are deeply ambivalent–both an addict’s reverie, and a commercial for the drug war. Andrew and Jonah can both sing along.

Richard Brookhiser — Historian Richard Brookhiser is a senior editor of National Review and a senior fellow at the National Review Institute.

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