November 29, 2012

So you want to get a Ph.D. to get ahead in DC....

Source: Foreign Policy

Journalist: Daniel W. Drezner

So, my post about good and bad reasons to get a Ph.D. in political science has made a few waves.  I’d like to clarify, endorse and respond to some of the feedback I’ve received.  

Just to recap, here was the primary point of my post: 

Even standard political science departments are littered with students who have sterling resumes, glittering letters of recommendation from well-connected fixtures of the foreign policy community, and that disturbing tendency to look past the task at hand to plot out steps three, four and five of their Ascent to Greatness.

Read the full article at Foreign Policy.


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