Clinton’s courage

Her performance in Unity was astounding.

Hillary Clinton’s performance at the Unity rally was astounding. To my ear, it wasn’t a great speech, or especially well delivered. But it wasn’t at all hesitant. There she was, helping her bitter rival gain the prize she has long dreamed of and now can (almost surely) never have. And she did it with a smile: not a tight, controlled grimace, but a smile of apparent warmth and sincerity. Ask yourself: In a comparable situation in your own life, could you do as well? I know I couldn’t.

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