The Asylum of TerminalFrost

Rearranging me ’til I’m sane

Sådan taber man de studerende

Martin Ågerup har på CEPOS’ (kommentarløse!) blog begået et interessant indlæg om, hvordan de liberale taber debatten ved ikke at deltage i den. Jeg er fuldstændig enig. Man skal ikke komme til det samfundsvidenskabelige fakultets bygninger (CSS) ret mange gange for at lægge mærke til, hvordan et hav af venstreorienterede foreninger arrangerer alskens møder. Senest lagde jeg mærke til et opslag om en forelæsning vedrørende, hvordan EU’s liberalisering af el-markedet har været en katastrofe.

Dette forhold – at fremtidens højtuddannede bliver så ensidigt påvirket – er bare én grund til, at liberalismen i længden ikke har nogen fremtid. Jeg foreslår, at CEPOS rykker ind på CSS.

February 28, 2007 Posted by | Liberal, Undervisning, Universitet, Venstrefløjen | 4 Comments

Jeb for President

Based alone on this speech, I’m all for it. More praise for the speech here. Reason, linking to an article that claims a Bush vs. Clinton run-off could be possible, dismisses the possibility.

A pity Jeb is a Bush.

February 28, 2007 Posted by | Libertarian, Politics, USA | Leave a comment

The Well-Read Political Scientist? *updated*

Some time ago I wandered onto this list of “insightful and readable” books in the field of economics. How about a similar list for political science? Here are some books that could be worthy of inclusion on such a list:

Waltz (1979): Theory of International Politics

Rawls (1971): A Theory of Justicerawls.jpg

Easton (1953): The Political System: An Inquiry into the State of Political Science

Schumpeter (1950): Capitalism, Socialism and Democracy

Arrow (1951): Social Choice and Individual Values

Olson (1971): The Logic of Collective Action

Allison (1971): Essence of Decision – Explaining the Cuban Missile Crisis

Dunleavy & O’Leary (1987): Theories of the State – The Politics of Liberal Democracy

Huntington (1996): The Clash of Civilizations and the Remaking of World Order

Downs (1957): An Economic Theory of Democracy

Fukuyama (1992): The End of History and the Last Man

Dahl (1989): Democracy and Its Crtitics

What am I missing (probably alot)? Have I included some irrelevant books?

Note that I’ve read only (parts of) some of these books, so I might not be the best at judging their worth.

*UPDATE* Suggestions from commentators:

Machiavelli (1513): The Prince

Riker (1982): Liberalism against Populism

Sartori (1976): Parties and Party Systems

February 28, 2007 Posted by | Political science | 4 Comments

   

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