"Getting stuff out” is important because the median time between the inception of an idea and its publication in print for a political science article is 12.5 years. Books come in at 18. This is why there is so much pressure on political science graduate students. They are up for tenure."
"To the extent that the ardour of liberal American Jews has cooled, this is not because, as argued by Stephen Walt and John Mearsheimer, two leading foreign-policy scholars, the end of the cold war made Israeli and American interests diverge. In fact, on most Middle Eastern issues—Islamism, democratisation, the danger of Iranian nuclear weapons—the two countries still have similar goals, although expansion of settlements in the West Bank is an obvious exception. But Mr Finkelstein argues that American Jews are becoming disenchanted because they now “know too much."
"The Pentagon doesn’t want to confirm any specific numbers for the concern that the Kuwaitis might get cold feet and wouldn’t allow the U.S. to maintain a presence in Kuwait."