comments_image Comments

Petraeus’ boondoggle even worse than thought

David Petraeus’s course description for his high-flying gig next year at CUNY is now online. The course is called “Are We on the Threshold of the North American Decade.” That sounds like a question to me, but there’s no question mark. (Though a commenter at Crooked Timber makes a good point: “Maybe it’s an exclamation. Like ‘Have we got a show for you tonight!’”)

Here’s the course description:

In this interdisciplinary seminar, students will examine in depth and then synthesize the history and trends in diverse public policy topics with a view towards recommendations for America’s leadership role in the emerging global economy.

Which prompted Yasmin Nair to suggest this alternative course title: “Can you believe that CUNY is seriously paying me this much money for this shit.” (No question mark.)

And Kieran Healy to say this:

Continue Reading...