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Conservative dead pool

December 10, 2006

If you had Milton Friedman in the dead pool, then his passing last month may have put you in position to win this macabre game.

But Friedman and Augusto Pinochet? That shows some foresight.

Did anyone have Friedman, Pinochet and Jeane Kirkpatrick?

For those interested, I wrote a bit Saturday about Kirkpatrick on my blog.

Dead pool-related questions:

  • In the future, will anyone remember that Salvador Allende was killed on September 11?

  • Does ESPN provide the on-line software to monitor a dead pool?

  • Will Saddam Hussein be sort of the like the bingo free space in 2007 dead pools?

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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.