Stalinist history, here and there

Russian textbooks are about to become more “patriotic.” No doubt Lynne Cheney and her fellow book-burners will be pleased to hear it.

Looks as if Vladimir Putin has hired Lynne Cheney as a consultant.

Or perhaps it’s merely the case that nasty minds run in the same gutter.

Remember: “Whoever controls the present controls the past, and whoever controls the past controls the future.”

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