Mickey Kaus and David Horowitz: separated at birth?

Kaus comes out as an unreconstructed New Left liberal-basher. That’s sooooooooo 1969!

Mickey Kaus finally explains why he spends all his time attacking liberals when he claims not to be a conservative: he’s still acting out juvenile New Left fantasies about smashing the liberal Establishment. Will someone gently tell Mickey that Mao is dead? As Joe Louis might have said, there may be a whole lot wrong with liberalism, but there’s nothing George Bush, Karl Rove, and Grover Norquist can fix.

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