christy-thornton

8 Articles by: Christy Thornton

Christy Thornton is an assistant professor of sociology and Latin American studies at Johns Hopkins University and the author of Revolution in Development: Mexico and the Governance of the Global Economy.

El Chapo and the Narco-Spectacle

El Chapo’s trial continues this week, brimming with sordid tales of kingpins and cartels. But what the media spectacle can’t justify is a failing “war on drugs” that has taken the lives of hundreds of thousands of people.