Sunday, June 25, 2006

MTB John Green

Saturday Meet the Bloggers interviewed Dr. John Green, Professor of Political Science, Director of the Bliss Institute for Applied Politics at the University of Akron, and Senior Fellow at the Pew Forum on Religion and Pubic Life. Thanks to Redhorse for setting up the interview. Also attending were Daniella Lindquist, Tim and Gloria Ferris, James Hardy and of course George Nemeth.

Dr. Green is famously intelligent, knowledgible and quotable. We had a lively, wide randing discussion hitting on religion and politics, public disengagement and netroots organizing among other topics. Usually I write a post or two about my impressions of the interviewee, the discussion of what we talked about, what have you. In this case, first off my impressions of Dr. Green are pretty irrelevant. This interview was about learing what he had to say.

Beyond that, the discussion was so much about first principles that a single post would hardly do it justice. As it happens, most of what we discussed plugs into one or more of the three or four posts currently kicking around my head. So my project for the week is to get those posts up, incorporating the Green discussions along with my thoughts.