Gray Flannel Dwarf


Pssst! Your political roots are showing!

Yeah, so I work in tech, but my educational background is in Political Science and History. Part of this probably comes from growing up outside DC. In any case, I always find myself falling back into old, comfortable familiarities, and end up buying political and or religion (my minor) tomes.

Anyone who knows me probably knows this already, and the same circle are pretty familar (weary?) with my interest in Canada these days.

Well, after whetting my interest with A Short History of Canada, I got interested in the whole separatist movement. On Alibris I found two books that once again cover the crossroads of the two interests. I bought The Secession of Quebec and the Future of Canada, as well as a book on secession in general, Secession: The Morality of Political Divorce from Fort Sumter to Lithuania and Quebec.

Upon arrival, I flipped through them; both seemed fairly scholarly, and at least thus far, this has been the case. I am reading the former right now, and however ‘scholarly’ or dry the topic and writing style might seem to people, I’m finding it fairly fasicinating, if a little bit repetitive in the analysis style.

I sometimes wonder about going back to get a Masters in some part of polisci… but for now I’m satisfied being, in the words of Bad Religion, “a lazy, middle-class intellectual”.

cswiii @ 10:18 pm

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