In Kondracke's essay, on the other hand, he states that once the use of drugs is legalized, even at a high cost, would only increase mortality rate relative to drug abuse as well as government spending in dealing with the results of drug abuse. To facilitate their arguments, Vidal and Kondracke essays have varying treatments considering the treatment, language used and the facts presented.
Although both essays have been able to present various arguments to defend their stand on the issue, Vidal and Kondracke had different ways of portraying their claims. Vidal's introduction seemed more optimistic than that of Kondracke's. In his essay, Kondracke initially presented the appalling facts associated with drug abuse, yet he became more positive in providing alternatives in solving the issue at hand towards the end of the essay. Gore, on the other hand, did the opposite. Other options aside from legalizing drugs were not considered in Vidal's essay. His focus was more on laying out his arguments as far as the advantages of legalizing drugs is concerned.
The language used in each essay was also precisely different. While Kondracke used a more formal language, Vidal was inclined to a more informal one. language Vidal used in his essay were made up of the most commonly used as well as the popular names of the drugs, situations, and people who are involved in the issue. Words such as Commies, groovie, Mafiosi, Dr. Spock and others were just a few that he used in his essay demonstrating informality. Kondracke sticks to presenting the facts he gathered through his thorough research as well as the word structure he used in his essay. Unlike Vidal, he did not make use of other languages or name names of people or groups involved in this social dilemma.