Keeping the US embassy in Riyadh Judenrein

And speaking (see below) of disgusting stuff we do in obedience to our Saudi masters (Oooops! Sorry! That should be “allies.” Silly me!), how do you like this? Neither do I, and neither does Conrad, the Gweilo Diarist, to whom I owe thanks for the pointer.

[Oh, and here’s some more about the Kingdom, in a Times op-ed. Thanks to Matthew Yglesias for the pointer, and his comments about how fellow feeling among the folks in the “ahl bidness” might have something to do with our current policies.]

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: