Monday, August 18, 2008

Some Light Reading

Erik's book, Elections and Democracy after Communism?, is off to the publisher for final processing. In the coming weeks, he will review the proofs, finalize the index, and wait for the end product to emerge sometime in spring 2009. Of course, you may pre-order it at several online booksellers (with the best price currently here). For those who can't wait until it is published, or the much larger group who cannot imagine ever reading it, you can get a sense of what it is all about through the Wordle Erik created from the introduction and conclusion. For the uninitiated, Wordle graphically displays words in any text based on their frequency (the larger the word, the more often it is used). It is the flavor of the moment on the web, but is a clever and attractive way to distill text to its essential elements.

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