The Duck of Minerva

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The really important things in life

October 17, 2008

My second-favorite baseball team is whoever is playing against the Red Sox. Tonight, it’s the Rays, on the verge of eliminating the Sox, and already up 2-0 in the second inning.

It may be The End Of The World As We Know It — and the Tampa Bay Rays in the World Series is one of the lesser-known signs of the apocalypse, in point of fact — but as long as the Red Sox are losing, I feel fine.

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Patrick Thaddeus Jackson is Professor of International Studies in the School of International Service, and also Director of the AU Honors program. He was formerly Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of International Relations and Development, and is currently Series Editor of the University of Michigan Press' book series Configurations: Critical Studies of World Politics.