Monthly Archives: September 2010

Anniversary

Tomorrow is the official anniversary of my “confer date.” I received my Ph.D. from Stanford University on the 24th. Now, to be sure, I’m not clear where that date came from. My signed dissertation was turned in at least a … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Regimes

The number of autocratic regimes of the past from 1950 (or so) to 2005 (or so) is in dispute. There are 700 heads of state in years in which these nation-states are coded as autocratic. But of course, a change … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Reform

It is the nature of time to continue moving forward. Writers create texts, shape them over time, but then declare them finished, at which point they–unlike reality–cease evolving. This scares writers of non-fiction, especially those in the putatively predictive social … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

APSA 2010

Another APSA into the history books. The last DC APSA, IIRC, was the year of Hurricane Katrina. I have memories of staying up and watching the disaster unfold through the odd medium of NOAA’s bulletins with their ALL CAPS and … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , | Leave a comment