|McKayla is probably not impressed by this post either|
The posts that got the most hits here in 2012 (unless something changes in the next ten days or so) have been:
- Self-Hating Political Scientist, where I was most critical of someone on the left for lining up with the folks on the right to oppose US funding of political science.
- Hogwarts Houses: a post I wrote in 2009 that still gets heaps of hits (probably the briefest of hits because of Harry Potter fans ending up in the wrong place)
- Game of Thrones and US politics--just a widely distributed picture. My only post in the top twenty that has zero Steve added.
- Going Old School, ranking of Star Wars, from 2010, showing that Star Wars is almost as good google bait as Harry Potter.
- Present and Future of IR: I entered a debate about the future of my field, and was relatively optimistic.
- Not Alone in Narcissism: I talk about a bunch of survey work done by the TRIP project at William and Mary. Little did I know that I would be sucked into the vortex of navel-gazing!
- School's Out, Let's Talk about School: about whether one should go to grad school, even a policy school. I entered a debate on twitter about this stuff.
- Meme This-- a deadlink!
- Most Important Question of Our Time: The classic would you rather fight 100 duck-size horses or one horse sized duck?
- Politicology, No Thanks. An extension of post numero uno.
- Back to the Past: Montreal student strike goes on a tangent when satirists invoke Mao.
- When It's Time to Change--a 2011 post announcing my move to Carleton and Ottawa.
- Sex or Gender--pondering sexual harassment in academia.
- Purposes of Comprehensive Exams. Apparently a lot folks care about comps?!
- APSA Boycott. Overcome by events. Best example of how writing blogposts can change my mind. Started out as a justification for attending but became reasoning for why I was not attending.
- Guide to ISA in Montreal (another old post)
- Wuffle's Law--that any new ranking will improve the status of the institution of person recommending the new ranking
- Guide to SD ISA
- Rules for Writing CVs: combined narcissism with public service!
- Decision Time, Phd Style: Link to a Duck piece on deciding on grad schools.
Anyhow, it is has been a fun blogging year, even if my output at the Spew has declined a good bit.
I hope you and yours have had a great year. I have been very lucky this year--a great trip to Orlando, a pretty painless move to a great place, Princeton University Press is going to publish the much mentioned NATO and Afghanistan book, I am only six months behind on my next book project, and as this post hits, I will be flying someplace warmer than Ottawa.
I hope you have the very best winterfest and a happy new year!