Wish-I’d-said-that Dep’t

The superstitious are in society what cowards are in an army: they have, and give to others, panic terrors.
— Voltaire

Voltaire, Lettres Anglaises, XIII:

Les superstitieux sont dans la société ce que les poltrons sont dans une armée: ils ont et donnent des terreurs paniques.

(The superstitious are in society what cowards are in an army: they have, and give to others, panic terrors.)

Just remember: Being superstitious is bad luck.

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

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  1. It's especially bad luck when Friday the 13th comes a day early, as it did last week.

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