Excerpt in El País

So I actually didn’t know this was going to happen, but it seems that Capitan Swing, my Spanish publisher, arranged to have an excerpt of the Spanish book published under my name in Spain’s second largest newspaper. It’s pretty weird to see my name on something that I had no idea about, but I suppose this is standard book promotion stuff. At least I like the photo they chose to accompany the excerpt.

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The Spanish media coverage begins

The Spanish version of the book is about to be released on October 7, and El Español just did a substantive review of Por qué las mujeres disfrutan más del sexo bajo el socialismo: Y otros argumentos a favor de la independencia económica from Capitán Swing.

A fantastic lecture by Anikó Imre at Annenberg

Anikó Imre gave an amazing lecture last night at the Annenberg school at Penn. In honor of the spy shows that she was talking about, some of us professors got together and did a faux Charlie’s Angels/James Bond pose. From left to right are Marwan Kraidy, me, Anikó Imre, Jack Bratich, Peter Holquist, and Kevin M. F. Platt. Academics occasionally have fun, too!

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