So far there are three posts.
The most recent is by Jeff Anderson, the Director of the BMW Center for German and European Studies. He provides a short post-mortem on the German elections and predicts that ” neither Schroeder nor Merkel will succeed in becoming chancellor.”
I’m very pleased that the Center is experimenting with the blog format; it dovetails very nicely with Georgetown’s “public intellectual” mission in the domain of political studies.
So far, the blog looks a lot like such recent forays: a group of very smart experts on a field publishing mini-opinion editorials. Not much in the way of external linkage, but I suspect that will come with time. Moreover, Georgetown’s technology people, for what I imagine are carefully considered reasons, decided to build their blog engine from scratch; they’ve implemented trackback functionality – which they consider to be the wave of the future – but not comments. That’s a bummer (particularly for those of us who would’ve liked to have use “Georgetown Blogs” for teaching purposes), but I hope the lack of a comments thread doesn’t deter anyone from checking back in with the Mortara center on a regular basis.
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