Does not compute

What am I doing agreeing with Andrew Sullivan, Christopher Hitchens, and Leon Wieseltier?

[No, I haven’t seen the film, and won’t: I’m not a Christian, I can’t stand slasher flicks, and Gibson’s perverse brilliance in playing the anti-Semitism card for cheap publicity earns him my admiration but not any of my money.]

Sullivan points out that (not counting himself and Hitchens) the conservative media have been unanimous in their praise for Gibson’s anti-Semitic sacred snuff film. Tells you something about the conservative media, doesn’t it?

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: