Why am I doing this?

I have decided to do this for at least two reasons:

1) I would like to more fully and appropriately incorporate new technologies into my teaching. I envision using this blog as a means of brining the real world into the classroom. How exactly I wish to do so, I suppose I’ll learn (and keep learning) over time.

2) I would like a place that will function as something like an on-line warehouse related to all things “comparative politics” related. Did I just read an article in the newspaper that would facilitate classroom discussion about a topic? Did I just watch something on television that reminded me of an idea I had about a paper that I’ve been meaning to write?

A New Beginning