|Opponents with a nasty, nasty, funny cheer|
But this would not be the theme of the week if there were not more instances than just one fun ultimate tourney. I noticed on the political science rumor mill that the Canadian thread had a question of where one should study if interested in civil-military relations, and some folks had responded with the usual Toronto or McGill alternatives, and then a response suggesting me, and then a counter mocking me. Because I am new to civil-military relations, studying it just these last few years, I pointed out that coming to McGill to do civ-mil when there is only one person who does it and only recently would not be the best idea. Yes, I am telling potential grad students to go somewhere else. Is that wrong? Should I always be shilling for my university? I have a hard enough time advising students who do work that is more closely related to my strengths (the IR of ethnic conflict/civil war) as they end up studying something that is not that close to my stuff (militias in the middle east, for example).
Finally, I am way over-committed this week/month, so I may not be blogging as much as usual. My time management skills seem to limited these days.