Does Kim Jong Il have to put up with sniping from HIS father’s advisers?
Add Brent Scowcroft to the list of Bush I players who are big un-fans of Bush II.
Do you think Kim Jong Il, the original Beloved Leader, has to put up with people making unflattering comparisons between him and the Great Leader, Kim Il Sung?
Maybe the entire Bush II administration is one huge act of self-sacrificing filial piety, with GWB just trying to make his old man’s failed one-term Presidency look good by comparison. If so, he’s doing a fine job of it. Confucius would be proud of him.
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.
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)
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