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  1. The historians tell better stories. No worries about rational choice theories. (Present company excluded, of course). Americans are also in a mild history binge with the rise of the History Channel (even Tony Soprano watches it).

    Comment by Sean Hackbarth — Sunday, January 1, 2006 @ 11:51 am

  2. You make a legit point-that the historians probably make for better TV.

    Comment by Dr. Steven Taylor — Sunday, January 1, 2006 @ 12:07 pm

  3. Well, Doris Kearns Goodwin is not exactly a great historian. But she did write a fantastic book, >i>Wait Till Next Year, about her own experiences growing up a Dodger fan in 1950s Brooklyn-the history that she lived. She really is a terrific writer, at least in that book (the only work of hers I have ever read).

    Comment by Matthew — Sunday, January 1, 2006 @ 12:15 pm

  4. Assuming DKG *wrote* the book you cite. ;-)

    Comment by bryan — Sunday, January 1, 2006 @ 6:06 pm

  5. Of course, if MTP had a political scientist on, it’d be the discipline’s leading media whore, Larry Sabato. Give me Safire or Goodwin instead any day.

    Comment by Chris Lawrence — Sunday, January 1, 2006 @ 8:33 pm

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