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Notablog: A Top 100 Liberal Arts Professor Blog

Thanks to David Beito and Roderick Long, I just discovered that both Liberty and Power Group Blog (in history) and Notablog (in political science) were picked among the Top 100 blogs by liberal arts professors. You can check out the full list, divided into subject and alphabetized, here. (And congrats to Roderick, as well, who made the list!)

The description of my blog made me chuckle:

It may look like a blog, but the site contends that it is not. Still, it is an interesting place to read about politics and philosophy from an NYU professor.

Well, okay. A is Not-A. Then again, the evolution of "Notablog" can be found here. It started out as "Not A Blog," but gradually became "Notablog." As I write in that entry:

Some readers have wondered why I continue to call this site "Not a Blog," even though it seems to become more blog-like with each passing week. Well, it's going to stay "Not a Blog"—though from now on it will appear with closed spaces between the words: "Notablog." That phrase can just as easily be viewed as an acronym for "None Of The Above Blog" (as suggested here) or "Nota Blog" (as suggested here), recalling the Latin phrase "Nota Bene," featuring entries on topics of which one might take particular notice.

Well, in any event, however this place is viewed, remember it can be reached at notablog.net.

Now, I know I have not been writing as much as I used to. There are, after all, only so many hours in a day, and we just put to bed the Spring 2008 issue of The Journal of Ayn Rand Studies (information on that issue to follow next week). But Election season is upon us. And I'm sure I'll have a few things to say about that, and many other subjects. Coming up this summer, my series, "SITL" will also continue. And don't forget "Song of the Day," which, today, reaches the 900 milestone. Will I reach 1000 before the year is out? I've Notaclue! Stay tuned...


How do you feel about McCain? I can assume that you do not feel too much love for Obama, now an Evangelical socialist.

I have no great love for either of the major party candidates, and at this point, I'm not too fond of the minor party candidates either. Indeed, we're being offered variations on a theme, but more significantly---and I will have a lot more to say about this in the coming weeks and months---there is no candidate that can even begin to offer the kind of fundamental change that is required today. Indeed, "change" is the key word... but change is what is least likely to result from the 2008 election.

I suspect, however, that Obama's success has been fed at least partially by some voters' real desires for real change. The rude awakening will come, if it hasn't begun to sink in... but at least the desire is real. More to follow soon on this here at Notablog.