Scenes From the Life of the Young Churchill

Fred Kaplan finds Bush’s speech to the UN “bafflingly impertinent.” [*] New Democrats Online is similary unimpressed: “The president seems to mistrust flexibility, nuance, and sympathetic persuasion as though they were moral failings.”

Elizabeth Kolbert in the New Yorker explains his dirty air policies in detail. [*]

And a friend proposes one of a series of campaign bumper stickers:


Because the Truth

Just isn’t Good Enough

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: