Classics out of print

Hilzoy makes the first nomination for a book (1) in English (2) more famous than Raleigh’s History of the World and (3) not currently in print: Hakluyt’s Voyages. The Folio Society published a version, but seems to have let it go out of print, though it’s available second-hand at reasonable prices. It’s also available on-line, which isn’t exactly “in print” but is a close substitute for some purposes.

Hilzoy also points to an important related category: classic texts in other languages not available in print in English translation. Apparently that applies to all the works of Condorcet, for example.

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. Books: 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) UCLA Homepage Curriculum Vitae Contact: Markarkleiman-at-gmail.com