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Some second thoughts on Lt. Lujan’s post

An angry staff officer responds to an earlier Best Defense guest post.

Daniel W. Drezner

You Can Find Political Science Research Topics Everywhere — You Just Have to Know How to Look

So this happened last night:    Your browser does not support iframes. As a diehard Red Sox fan, this worst-to-first season was particularly sweet.  However, not ...

Daniel W. Drezner

Suddenly missing Susan

As Dylan Byers reports, FP head honcho Susan Glasser will be leaving Foreign Policy soon: Some truly game-changing news on the Washington media scene tonight: ...

Daniel W. Drezner

Sometimes a factual error is just a factual error

I've spent a rather alarming portion of this week wading into intellectual pissing matches, so I'm loath to respond to Michael Kinsley's response to last ...

Daniel W. Drezner

Oh, Niall….

Over the weekend Niall Ferguson got himself into intellectual hot water over an off-the-cuff response to a question about Keynes in which he suggested that ...

Daniel W. Drezner

Blogging political science has gotten complicated, man

Blogging will be light for the rest of the week, as I'll be attending the International Studies Association annual meeting in San Francisco.  If you're ...

Daniel W. Drezner

A decade of blogging

I started blogging ten years ago today.  To celebrate, Foreign Policy asked me to write a little reflections essay about the changing state of the blogosphere, ...

Daniel W. Drezner

Does the Internet cure falsehoods?

Over the weekend WikiLeaks pulled a pretty silly prank.  Through a combination of some savvy Web design and hacking, the organization managed to convince some ...

Daniel W. Drezner

When a stupid op-ed produces some smart debate

So in yesterday's New York Times, Northwestern University political science professor Jacqueline Stevens wrote something really stupid about whether the NSF should fund political science.  ...

Daniel W. Drezner

John Locke totally knew that blogs were coming

For those who believe that political discourse as we know it is in terminal decline, let me quote from a passage I read earlier this ...

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