What a great idea for a course!
One can imagine a whole series of specialized follow-on courses dealing in depth with academic administration, the editorial pages of major newspapers, beltway advocacy groups, and so on.
If they want to add some local flavor they could do a class on the speech that former University of Washington president William Gerberding delivered at my graduation ceremony back in 1985. It concerned, as I recall, how the Japanese were going to bury us via their clever industrial policy.
Be sure to read the whole thing, even the (hilarious) legal disclaimer.
Hat tip: Charlie Brown
Who was my favorite student this term?
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