Sauce for the goose, sauce for the Peretz

If Jews who engage in financial frauds should kill themslves, how about those who engage in political fraud?

Marty Peretz, who played a significant role in selling the country, and especially Jews, on the false claim that we could fight terrorism in Iraq, a claim he would have known to be false had he done his due diligence, now says that:

1. Jews

2. Who are “haughty and a bit divisive” and

2. Who give other Jews

3. Astoundingly bad advice

4. With catastrophic results

5. When they could and should have known better

should go kill themselves.

Not a terrible idea. So when’s the funeral?

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: