Jan de Vries, The Limits of Globalization in the Early Modern World
links for 2008-02-26

Dani Rodrik Doesn't Think Much of "Mr. Kristol"

Dani Rodrik has been waiting a long time--decades, in fact--to give William Kristol a grade:

Mr Kristol, you get a C in economics!

I think that Dani is being really generous: a C is a real gift here.

Most interesting, perhaps, is Dani's report of William Kristol's teaching methodology, which appears to have involved giving lots of unmotivated Cs to a man who is the finest political economist of my generation. It is an interesting method--but I would classify it not as a way of teaching but as an exercise in Herrschaft...