We Might Just as Well Run a Dead Guy


I posted this piece in early November 2012, and almost no one read it. It has remained, very decidedly, the least read post that I have ever made to this blog, and actually, it will likely remain so since reading this re-post will not alter the hit count on the original piece. It will remain a testament to how much easier it is to write than to be read. That said, I apologize to the 18 of you for whom it may be a re-run. (Actually, it’s probably just 17 of you since I am fairly certain that I must have clicked onto it at least once in order to make sure that the link worked.)

Given all of the attention already being paid to the the 2013 and 2014 elections and, even more dishearteningly, all of the premature speculation about who will be the main contenders for the presidential…

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About martinkich

I am a Professor of English at Wright State University's Lake Campus, where I have been a faculty member for more than 25 years. I have now served multiple terms as the President of the WSU chapter of AAUP, which now includes all full-time instructional faculty, and as the Vice-President of the Ohio Conference of AAUP. I have also served several terms as an at-large member of the Executive Committee of AAUP's Collective Bargaining Congress. In addition to serving as co-editor of the Academe blog, I am also a member of the editorial board of Academe and have been a guest editor for an issue of the magazine on collective bargaining strategies. As co-chair of the Ohio Conference's Communication Committee, I began to do much more overtly political writing during the campaign to repeal Ohio's Senate Bill 5, which would have eliminated the right of faculty to be unionized. I have sustained that activism, and at the risk of stating the obvious, I have very much enjoyed contributing to the Academe Blog and to our chapter blog. I also maintain several other blogs to which I have re-posted, by topic, my posts to the Academe blog, as well as some other items.

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