Grown-up vs. juvenile politcs

I’m sure my anti-war friends aren’t interested in taking any political advice from me right now. But maybe they’ll listen to Timothy Burke, as quoted by Patrick Nielsen Hayden .

Narcissism is the only absolutely unforgivable political vice. Whoever you are and whatever your issue, it isn’t about you. Your need for self-expression should be dealt with on your own time.

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