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Jedediah Purdy goes to Duke

Love him or hate him, Jedediah Purdy is definitely an interesting guy. And now it seems he's going to be teaching at Duke Law School.

I've read Purdy's For Common Things and Being America, both of which were good solid books. But the thing about Jedediah Purdy that gets me is his resume. Not because it's good--there are a lot of people with good-looking resumes. No, the thing about Purdy's resume is that I would love to do what he's done!! It sounds so interesting.

[NOTE: Several friends of mine think that Purdy is excessively pompous. They are probably right. But then, some friends of mine think I'm excessively pompous as well. The next step: get that fellowship at the New America Foundation and the clerkship with the Second Circuit. . .]