I’m going to be on the Patt Morrison Show on KPCC (89.3 Los Angeles) tomorrow (Friday) from 2:30-3, talking about When Brute Force Fails. You can call in to 866-893-5722 if you want to join the conversation.
Next Tuesday, the 26th, at 7:30 pm I’ll be doing one of Andrea Grossman’s “Writers’ Bloc” dialogues, with Mike Dukakis as my interlocutor, at Temple Emmanuel in Beverly Hills. Again, the topic will be crime and punishment.
It’s not widely known that when Mike got hammered by those Willy Horton ads Massachusetts had one of the lowest crime rates and one of the lowest incarceration rates among the 50 states. As usual in politics, success didn’t count unless it comes in the proper ideological flavor.