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How cool was that?

November 1, 2006

If you missed IR scholar John Mueller‘s appearance on the Daily Show, watch it soon on the Comedy Central website.

Mueller has been writing a great deal about the overblown threat from terrorism — and he managed not only to plug his current book, but also his next one!

Incidentally, that next book is going to be The Cold War as Farce. Perhaps Nayef Samhat and I will produce The Comedy of Global Politics first.

Incidentally, I’ve been on a conference panel with Mueller, frequently assigned his writings in my class, and even hosted him in Louisville in a work-related endeavor. Thus, even though I really don’t know Mueller personally, it was really cool to see him talking to Jon Stewart on “The Daily Show.”

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Rodger A. Payne is a Professor of Political Science at the University of Louisville. He serves on the University’s Sustainability Council and was a co-founder of the Peace, Conflict, and Social Justice program. He is the author of dozens of journal articles and book chapters and coauthor, with Nayef Samhat, of Democratizing Global Politics: Discourse Norms, International Regimes, and Political Community (SUNY, 2004). He is currently working on two major projects, one exploring the role of narratives in international politics and the other examining the implications of America First foreign policy.