While I try to keep my bragging on this site down to a dull roar, I can’t resist posting the blurb Tom Schelling just sent in for Drugs and Drug Policy:
A product of genius, in form and content: more than two hundred questions, all relevant and urgent, with succinct and lucid answers. When I started the book, I had strong opinions on many of the topics it covered; again and again – every time the book came into conflict with my original beliefs – the authors changed my mind. If you care about drugs, you need to read this book. If you don’t, read it anyway, just to see how it’s done.
Admittedly, Schelling isn’t an unbiased observer; I’ve known him since 1972. (I went to the Kennedy School mostly because, as a senior in college, I read “On the Ecology of Micromotives” and decided on the spot I needed to learn what Schelling had to teach.) But when a Nobel laureate calls a project you worked on “a product of genius,” I think you’re allowed to take the rest of the afternoon off. So I’m going home.