Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Daniel Drezner, The Ideas Industry

Drezner did a job talk at UCSB about 1996. His blog was the first blog I read, followed by Althouse. He used to be libertarian, even kinda conservative on economics. But increasingly he became a leftist, and appeared on panels (if memory serves me) with the infamous Israel-basher Stephen Walt.

That said, he's an interesting guy who writes quirky books.

Here's his latest, at Amazon, Daniel Drezner, The Ideas Industry: How Pessimists, Partisans, and Plutocrats are Transforming the Marketplace of Ideas.