- By Thomas E. RicksThomas E. Ricks covered the U.S. military for the Washington Post from 2000 through 2008.
It has come to this: Alex Horton, who gives a hoot, has written a piece on his VA blog about how to talk to a veteran without insulting him or pissing him off.
The whole piece is worth reading, but here are his basic five Dos and three Don’ts :
1. Do: Ask About Our Buddies
2. Do: Listen
3. Do: Try To Learn Something
4. Do: Have an Open Mind
5. Don’t: Talk Politics
6. Don’t: Be Cavalier with Questions. (Especially that old favorite about how many people you killed.)
7. Don’t: Assume Everyone Is Crippled With PTSD
8. Do: Something
So you want to get into a Ph.D. in political science Ph.D. program, Episode II: Attack of the PostgradsDaniel W. Drezner
Daniel W. Drezner is professor of international politics at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University and a senior editor at The National Interest. Prior to Fletcher, he taught at the University of Chicago and the University of Colorado at Boulder. Drezner has received fellowships from the German Marshall Fund of the United States, the Council on Foreign Relations, and Harvard University. He has previously held positions with Civic Education Project, the RAND Corporation, and the Treasury Department.| Daniel W. Drezner |