Rich Lowry needs a good mirror.

Rich Lowry of NR on Michael Moore:

…adept at the propagandist’s art — keep it simple and keep it dishonest.

In the same essay, Lowry calls Moore “the Leni Riefenstahl of socialism.”

That’s the key to understanding the contemporary “conservative” apparat. People like Lowry think that they’re jusified in telling any lie and spreading any slander by the dishonesty they’ve projected onto “the left.” In fighting them, we should stay civil and honest.

Oh, and merciless. Let’s not forget merciless.

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: