Comparisons

Is al-Qaeda like the Klan?

Eugene Volokh approvingly quotes Condi Rice likening Al-Qaeda to the Klan. A fair enough comparison in some ways. But here’s another, less comfortable, comparison.

Naturally, Clayton Cramer (to whom Eugene links, though without referring to this portion of Cramer’s post) thinks that anyone who dislikes being lied to by his own government must be disloyal: “on the side of the monsters.”

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

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