Rough Theory

Theory In The Rough


3 Quarks Daily is currently holding voting for a politics prize for best blog writing on politics for 2009. Among other things, the competition gives you the opportunity to vote for the inimitable Roger Gathman, for a post from his News from the Zona blog. Roger’s political writing is complex, layered, and generally requires a buildup of associative strands that span many posts and gain increasing impact over time – whether you vote or not, I’d suggest reading more than the one nominated post, to get a better sense of how the work builds. There’s been some fantastic writing at News from the Zona over the past year, and I’ve unfortunately been too busy to respond here – thought I would at least take this opportunity to post a belated pointer to all the things I wish I’d been able to write about before…

6 responses to “Vote

  1. roger December 6, 2009 at 2:56 am

    Thank you Nicole! I was going to put up a post myself on News From the Zona, and risk being utterly tacky, asking people to vote for me. I might just refer them to this post.

  2. roger December 21, 2009 at 9:18 am

    Nicole, thanks to Duncan and you, I just won 3rd place in the 3 Quarks thing. Thanks!!!

  3. roger January 15, 2010 at 7:15 am

    I am so missing the Rough Theory posts! I think I’m certainly going to quote your diss in this project I have foolishly entered – I’m signing a contract to churn out ten thousand words about Marx for a grafix book explaining the Old Mohr. I’ll have to decide what. This is probably a foolish idea (not quoting you – trying to compress Marx into 10,000 words), but what the hell.

  4. roger February 14, 2010 at 12:42 pm

    I am still so missing Rough Theory posts! I feel bereft on the internet without them. Perhaps, if you are busy, NP – as you must be – you should recycle hits from the past.

  5. N Pepperell February 16, 2010 at 9:13 am

    lol! Sorry roger!! 🙂 I’m still here – and planning all sorts of posts for when I can breathe again!! Every time I get to a point that I think things are settling down, someone drops unexpected work on my desk… I plan on boosting the comment you recommended first thing when I’m back – I’ve just been worried about doing it now, as I have so little time online to reply if there are any comments…

    By the way, I’ve been meaning to ask: do you still do editing work for PhD candidates at all? And, if you do, do you have any specific restrictions on the fields you would edit? I have a student in a complex situation I was considering pointing your way… I can provide more details privately, but was just curious in a general sense before I bombard you…

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