And I am the final member of The One Best Way to join in this merger with the League. I should fit in well, being of ordinary height, ordinary weight, and ordinary looks. I once worked in a shoe store and learned that I had perfectly ordinary feet. And I am an ordinary political scientist at an ordinary American college. On occasion, I even manage to be at least ordinarily insightful and ordinarily funny.
It’s questionable, however, whether I am in fact a gentleman. Certainly there is abundant evidence available in the blogosphere to cast doubt on such a claim, but I will try to behave as one. It’s a worthy goal, and certainly the self-discipline of striving to behave like a gentleman when confronted with some of the folks one meets in the virtual world is a form of self-improvement.
My blogging tends to focus on regulatory matters, that is, efforts to regulate and regularize human behavior rather than risk the unpredictabilities of spontaneous organization. I particularly disdain those with authoritarian and moralistic tendencies. But as with most political bloggers, I often amuse myself by writing what can broadly be construed as cultural commentary, and sometimes engaging in self-reflection. You know, the ordinary things gentlemen write about.
I’m delighted to be here, and I hope some of our regular readers who haven’t previously had the privilege of discovering this blog follow us over here. We have some commenters of whom I’ve become very fond, and who would provide real value by commenting here as well.
P.S. When do I get my bowler hat, Mr. Kain?