Tricky little detail

It’s hard to show someone something that isn’t true.

Of course Sebastian Holsclaw is right in his comment about torture-by-proxy, AKA “extraordinary rendition”:

President Bush must be shown that the Republican Party is not willing to stand for the perversion of our moral standards.

But how can he be shown that when it is demonstrably not true? The contemporary Republican party is so willing to stand for the perversion of our moral standards that it might justly be said to stand for nothing else.

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