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Czar czar galore

Can a czar czar clear up our czar epidemic? With czars on every government panel, has everyone forgotten what this title really means?

By Robert Bound

It happened again the other day. I felt a shiver of history and a twinge at the cliché. The Times of London was referring to the British home secretary’s dismissal of Professor David Nutt as chairman of the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs. Nutt was the chair of the ACMD and the government’s chief drugs adviser. But in the media he was the UK’s “drugs czar”. Or, DRUGS CZAR. Or…



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