That’s gotta hurt!

Bennett & Co. call Bush a demagogue.

Not that I really feel sorry for the Beloved Leader, but being accused of “demagogy” by the likes of Bennett, Bork, and Schlafly is like being called ugly by a warthog.

This may also be the first time in history that refusal to appeal to ethnic hatred has been used as a demagogic device. It’s true: Rove and his sock puppet really are fiendishly clever.

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: