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.”