Doing Vice with Reihan Salam

Reihan Salam is a great interviewer, even when he’s stuck with me as a subject.

Your mileage may vary, but this seems to me like a very sensible conversation, at least on Reihan’s side. A good interviewer is hard to find.

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:

5 thoughts on “Doing Vice with Reihan Salam”

  1. With the film noir lighting, you guys should really be wearing fedoras and smoking squares.

  2. Fascinating conversation. My only criticism would be to never do an hour long interview without a pitcher of water available. It looked to me like you really needed it at times. Thanks for slugging through it!

  3. One hour well spent. Good overview and discussion. Liked the “Yul Brynner” look going on.

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