Tuesday, August 23, 2005

It's Been a While

I should have mentioned about a month ago that I was teaching a course on British politics in England from the end of July to the middle of August. That explains the hiatus from posts to On The Hustings. Anyway, I've returned and I'm going to try to get back into a routine that will allow me to post at least semi-regularly. Honestly, though, I'm not sure I'll be able to pull it off. I'm back to a regular teaching schedule after a research leave in the spring and the already mounting responsibilities seem too daunting to allow for blogging. But I'm going to try.

Briefly, I want to put in a plug for Bath, England, where the course was held (at the wonderful facilities of Advanced Studies in England). It is an exquisite city. If you haven't been there, put it high on the list of places to visit.

I also want to thank two wonderful guests who spoke to my class: John Jackson of Sandhurst gave a very informed and interesting talk on terrorism and the Liberal Democrat MP from Bath, Don Foster, was simply brilliant. The students were talking about Mr. Foster long after his discussion with them.


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