The bear that walks like a man

Do we really have to make nice to the tyrants who now run Russia?

Yeah! What Eve Fairbanks said! One of the best arguments against invading Iraq and then trying to occupy it was that doing so made us more dependent on the goodwill of the scum now ruling Russia, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Iran, and Pakistan.

Still, don’t they make a cute couple?

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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

6 thoughts on “The bear that walks like a man”

  1. Actually, those things look like hospital gowns, which is entirely appropriate for both of them.

  2. Actually, it's not mocking traditional Vietnamese dress. Clinton started the custom of having a photo op wearing traditional local garb when the group met in Seattle. If I recall correctly, he gave everyone Stetsons, jeans and Pendletons for the photo op. Subsequent hosts have carried on the custom.

  3. Annals of conservative hypersensitivity, part 97,478,324: please point out for us, William, exactly what in Mark's post mocks traditional Vietnamese dress.
    Now, were you to complain that Mark's post mocks George Bush, you'd have a point. You and I might differ on the question whether Bush eminently deserves to be mocked, but at least you'd not be making a prat of yourself.

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