“Why has Sweden become the North Korea of Europe?” That’s what a Dane semi-facetiously asked Swedish cartoonist Lars Vilks at a conference I attended in 2014. Mr. Vilks unconvincingly muttered about Swedes’ partiality for consensus.
As recently reported in The Washington Times, the Department of Homeland Security is considering designating the opioid drug fentanyl as a weapon of mass destruction. We view this as a viable decision and one that may be overdue; but doing so will require both an enhanced accuracy of terms and conditions and an acceptance of responsibility to act once such a declaration is made. Fentanyl's potency is without doubt: It is approximately 100 times more powerful than morphine and 50 times more potent than heroin.