Hitchens is off the reservation

Bribing journalists and threating to bomb news agencies is apparently too rich for even Hitchens’s blood.

It must be feeling lonely over at Instapundit and Powerline these days.

Christopher Hitchens has been one of the loudest voices condemning critics of the Beloved Leader as disloyal. But apparently the latest revelations about the Administration’s attempt to corrupt the Iraqi press and its threat to bomb al-Jazeera were too much even for Hitchens.

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