Proclaims him “a great leader for conservatives.” All hail Limbaugh, the Great Leader!
Bobby Jindal applauds Michael Steele’s creeping, crawling recantation of his act of lèse Limbaugh. “Rush Limbaugh is a great leader for conservatives.”
It’s been said that 2 + 2 = 5, for sufficiently large values of “2”. And I suppose that Rush Limbaugh is a great leader of conservatives, for sufficiently small values of “great” and sufficiently wing-nutty values of “conservative”.
Perhaps it isn’t surprising that conservatives like to live their history backwards, or that today’s GOP has taken North Korea for its model. After eight years of the Beloved Leader, we’re now on (back) to the Great Leader.
Author: Mark Kleiman
Professor of Public Policy at the NYU Marron Institute for Urban Management and editor of the Journal of Drug Policy Analysis. Teaches about the methods of policy analysis about drug abuse control and crime control policy, working out the implications of two principles: that swift and certain sanctions don't have to be severe to be effective, and that well-designed threats usually don't have to be carried out.
Drugs and Drug Policy: What Everyone Needs to Know (with Jonathan Caulkins and Angela Hawken)
When Brute Force Fails: How to Have Less Crime and Less Punishment (Princeton, 2009; named one of the "books of the year" by The Economist
Against Excess: Drug Policy for Results (Basic, 1993)
Marijuana: Costs of Abuse, Costs of Control (Greenwood, 1989)
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