I have taught politics –political science in its academic label-- since 1956, first at Harvard, then at Princeton, but mostly at Haverford, starting in 1960. My major interests have been comparative government and international relations, concentrating on Africa. Along the way, I have been involved in the local politics of Lower Merion Township, and therefore the state and local politics of Pennsylvania, for two extended periods, 1972-1978, and 2004 to the present. I am now a Democratic party Committeemen in Ward 9-3. I will be at the Democratic Party National Convention in 2012 in Charlotte, North Carolina, and I intend to continue this blog from the Convention.