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A different kind of farewell letter

Posted By on 07.02.06 at 09:16 AM

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Blogging political scientist Daniel Drezner shipped out from the University of Chicago for Tufts University in Boston in early June, leaving an idiosyncratic farewell letter--and, of course, an ongoing RSS feed streaming useful instruction as to what and how an intelligent nonliberal thinks.

Drezner's number-one regret is losing touch with the university's workshop system, where "ideas and theories were ripped apart and then stitched back together by the faculty and graduate students. I will sorely miss the looks of shock and awe from visiting presenters when they see their paper expertly dissected by a second-year graduate student."

His number-one pleasure about leaving? Being able to put half a continent between himself and the Hyde Park Co-op: "Never have I seen a better advertisement for the evils of barriers to entry than that sorry excuse of a store."

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