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“BeLott”

July 24, 2005

The shortest distance between a blog post on John Lott and a mention of Michael Bellesiles in that post’s comments section. Today on Crooked Timber, its value was “4”.

The value of BeLott may be a good proxy for measuring right-left connectivity for a particular blog.

Closely related functions include ConsMoore (shortest distance between a post on Ann Coulter or the equivalent and a mention of Michael Moore) and LibsMoore (shortest distance between a post on Michael Moore and a mention of Ann Coulter or the equivalent).

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Daniel H. Nexon is a Professor at Georgetown University, with a joint appointment in the Department of Government and the School of Foreign Service. His academic work focuses on international-relations theory, power politics, empires and hegemony, and international order. He has also written on the relationship between popular culture and world politics.