Footnote of the day

I don’t want to turn this into a political science blog but I wanted to share a footnote that has brightened up the 30cm stack of articles sitting on my desk.

Universal male suffrage ranks among political science’s best oxymorons, although it is rivaled by the name of Mexico’s longtime dominant party – the Revolutionary Institutional Party.

 

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2 Comments

  1. lucidephemera said,

    November 8, 2009 at 5:41 am

    Ooh I love it. I was very sad when my supervisor made me cut the occasional humourous asides from my footnotes, my favourite being that St Lawrence, who was martyred by being grilled over hot coals, is the patron saint of barbecues…

    • froginthepond said,

      November 10, 2009 at 9:56 am

      I think more room should be made for quirky details. If nothing else, it should cheer those who take the trouble to check footnotes in the first place.


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