Tom Ferguson and the Myth of the Median Voter

William S. Lear rael at
Thu Sep 24 12:05:09 PDT 1998

On Thu, September 24, 1998 at 10:48:37 (-0400) Tom Lehman writes:
>I too think highly of Professor Ferguson's work. I own his book which I have
>read with the critical interest of a practitioner of union democratic
>politics. I also enjoyed watching Ferguson discuss his book on C-Span and
>noted that his personal observations of his work differed somewhat from what he
>had wrote. A true politician.

What exactly did he say? Tom's a teacher and friend of mine, and he's far from a politician.

>I have been told that Ferguson is somewhat of a difficult character, does he
>challenge people to arm wrestling contests?

You have been badly misinformed as to the former, and as to the latter --- he firmly draws the line at spitting contests.


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