Glenn Reynolds pretends not to understand the difference between Bill Clinton and Reagan Republican (and fanatical Clinton-hater) Louis Freeh, whom Clinton, in a foolish gesture toward bipartisanship, appointed as FBI Director.
It does, however, appear that Freeh, or at least his underlings, had some useful intelligence that never got acted on.
(Of course, Glenn is also capable of pretending not to understand the difference between a joke from Matt Yglesias and the accusations of treason he and his friends routinely lob at people who disagree with them about the best way to defend this country. He’s right to say that Bush-hatred on the left now exceeds Clinton-hatred on the right; he doesn’t consider the possibility that it’s much better justified.)
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.
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)
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