Dan Drezner Isn’t Happy

Dan Drezner thinks it’s a bad idea for the man who’s the boss of both the bad guys and the cops to be predicting that the investigation will go nowhere. [*]

He’s got a point, don’t you think?

And remember: Dan isn’t like me or the other left-bloggers. He was a foreign policy adviser to the Bush 2000 campaign. He isn’t predisposed to think that the President and his friends are goons. He would prefer to conclude that the President himself, at least, was innocent.

When Dan, and people like Dan, aren’t happy, that isn’t good for this Administration’s political health.

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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  1. Where have all the libertarian peaceniks gone?

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