Okay, now this CAN'T be right
John Lott didn't really do this, did he?
Either someone set up a pretty elaborate hoax (possible), or else...well, it's sad, is what it is.
UPDATE: Nod to BN, who is well on his to becoming a politically moderate HL Mencken. He enjoys this kind of thing a little TOO much. If you ask me.
Mencken (and it could be Nyhan): "It is inaccurate to say that I hate everything. I am strongly in favor of common sense, common honesty, and common decency. This makes me forever ineligible for public office."
UPDATE AGAIN: William Sjostrom has some words on Lott and Levitt, from a while back.