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Nixonland panel

- October 30, 2008

In September, I organized a panel on Rick Perlstein’s recent book _Nixonland_, with contributions from Paul Krugman (pre-Nobel), Nolan McCarty, Rick Perlstein, Paul Pierson and Eric Rauchway. I think it’s fair to say that it was a really good panel (I can say that because all I did was make sure that the participants turned up and didn’t talk for too long – they did the real talking). Anyway, I’ve put up a lightly edited version of the panel “here”:http://www.henryfarrell.net/nixonland.pdf as a PDF; it is available under a Creative Commons license, and those who want to remix it can find the raw .tex file “here”:http://www.henryfarrell.net/nixonland.tex. In addition to the substantive material, there are some very interesting discussions about the relationship between political history and political science, and between policy-focused and election-focused accounts of US politics.