Thursday, August 29, 2013

Read Stuff, You Should

Happy Birthday to Jim Brady, 73.

1. Andrew Sprung on Obama's speech. And yes -- I noted the lack of GBA, too. Maybe Fallows got to him!

2. Jamelle Bouie on Obama's speech.

3. And Laura Sjoberg on networking at APSA. Good advice, as far as I can tell, although I'm probably the wrong person to ask. I'll toss in my two cents: keep in mind that if someone (an important scholar, a senior colleague, someone you took a class from in grad school) ignores you or otherwise doesn't seem to treat you as well as you hoped, it may well be that person's poor social skills, not anything at all about what he or she thinks of you.

1 comment:

  1. Sprung evidently read the speech. I listened to it. Indeed the GBA was conspicuously missing, and Obama was uncharacteristically emotional as he finished it. I zapped through all the speeches on the C-Span recording, and Obama's really the only one of note. It was smart and eloquent, and though he did not dwell on specific racial barriers to the middle class, his economic message resonated with the crowd.

    By the way, it was much more comfortable watching this all on C-Span than it was in the hot sun of 1963, but I'm very proud that at the age of 17 I was there.


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