The jury is headed for deliberations in the El Chapo case. Two predictions: First, Joaquín Guzmán Loera will almost certainly be found guilty and spend the rest of his life in prison. Second, it won’t make a difference. No one is better at writing about the drug war than Don Winslow. And he sums up the sad truth in Vanity Fair: The Dirty Secret Of El Chapo’s Downfall. “If you think that Guzmán’s incarceration has been a major victory in the War on Drugs, explain why heroin overdoses in the United States have risen dramatically, not fallen, since his capture. The drug problem has gotten worse, not better. It’s business as usual, because it’s set up to be.”