20 Questions: A sketch of Centre professor of government Ken McIntyre

RELEASED: Oct. 5, 2006

DANVILLE, KY—1. Position/title: Assistant Professor of Government.
 
2. Hometown: Dallas, Texas.
 
3. Career highlight: Getting hired by Centre, of course.
 
4. Signature class: I’m rather new to have a signature class.
 
5. Recent publication/exhibition/performance: I wrote The Limits of Political Theory:  Oakeshott’s Philosophy of Civil Association, which was published in 2004.
 
6. Family details: I am married to Maria McIntyre, nee Szeplaki and have two daughters, Flannery and Juliana.
 
7. Hobbies: Reading and entertaining my daughters; sometimes these two are the same activity. 
 
8. Pets: One dog named Molly and one cat named Mahatma.
 
9. Prized possession: Autographed Socrates philosopher card.
 
10. Last books read:High Windows by Philip Larkin; The Enigma of Arrival by V.S. Naipaul; Collected Fictions by Jorge Luis Borges.  
 
11. Memorable trip/vacation: I spent a year in Wales during graduate school.
 
12. Favorite movie:Dr. Strangelove.
 
13. Favorite album:Highway 61 Revisited by Bob Dylan or Die Schoene Muellerin by Schubert and sung by Fischer-Dieskau.
 
14. Favorite food: I’m not much of a gourmand.
 
15. Favorite smell: N/A.
 
16. Person you most admire: Michael Oakeshott.
 
17. Living figure you'd most like to meet: Thomas Pynchon.
 
18. Historical figure you'd most like to meet: Christopher Marlowe.
 
19. What would you be doing if you weren't teaching at Centre: Teaching elsewhere, I suppose.
 
20. Describe yourself in three words: Quiet, screened, unknown.

 

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