Hit & Run

A. Barton Hinkle on Why Both Liberals and Conservatives Are Wrong on Crime


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After several decades of passionate disagreement, it now appears we have a winner in the contentious debate over crime: nobody. As A. Barton Hinkle observes, judging by the numbers, soft-on-crime liberals were flat-out wrong. But so were tough-on-crime conservatives—as many of them now readily admit.