Tom Ferguson and the Myth of the Median Voter

Tom Lehman uswa12 at
Thu Sep 24 16:10:01 PDT 1998

Dear Bill and Brad,

Maybe when Doug organizes the first meeting of the Society of Left Business Observers he can invite Ferguson to get up and say a few words. That should be good for starting at least a couple of fistfights.

Hopefully, Doug will convene this gathering in a resort area. Personally, I like poolside discussion groups and a hotel with a good American restaurant. Maybe some olde grand hotel outside of NYC.

Sincerely, Tom

William S. Lear wrote:

> 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.
> Bill

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