My Intro to American Government syllabus…

As God is my witness, I swear that before I die I will teach an Intro to American Government course in which the only text is Kitty Kelly’s biography of Nancy Reagan (an unheralded masterpiece, in my opinion). At some point in the semester, we’ll screen this documentary about Joan Rivers. And at the end of the semester, we’ll offer a libation to Michael Rogin.



  1. Paul H. Rosenberg April 25, 2014 at 10:52 am | #

    Every time someone tweets “The Paranoid Style”, I tweet “The Intellectuals and McCarthy”.

  2. John Maher April 25, 2014 at 12:07 pm | #

    Children should be taught to read using Lee Iacocca’s autobiography as was shown in some long-ago John Sayles film.

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