The Motion Picture Association of America is shrill

The MPAA rejects a movie poster for a film about Guantanamo on the grounds that it depicts torture. Well, so it does: except by Bush Administration standards.

Don’t they know that the United States of America doesn’t torture?

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:

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  1. heaven forfend that the truth be shown and children and adults understand that our country is not perfect, that this is not who we want to be. where's my bucket of whitewash?

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