Closing Up Shop
Given the recent spate of tenure-denials for prominent bloggers (Dan Drezner being the top), I'm shutting down Burkeophilia. It simply isn't worth the risk to one's ('one' being...well...me) career. It is a sad state of affairs when something as petty as not liking what a fellow scholar does with his free time can factor in, let alone be a determinant of, a tenure decision. Yet that seems to be what is going on. I hope that those in more secure job situations continue to fight the good fight. For now, this wanna-be public intellectual is returning to the private sphere.