Best Acknowledgements Section in an Academic Book
| Peter Klein |
From the preface to James Scott’s The Art of Not Being Governed: An Anarchist History of Upland Southeast Asia (which I heard about from Drake Bennett, via LRC):
There is a large number of colleagues who, having better things to do with their time, nevertheless read part or all of the manuscript and gave me their frank advice. I hope they see, here and there, evidence of their impact as I bobbed and weaved my way to a more nuanced and defensible argument. They include, in no particular order, . . . [a list of 60 names follows]. Wait! I have secreted in this list four colleagues who failed to send their comments. You know who you are. For shame! If, on the other hand, you collapsed trying to carry the manuscript from the printer to your desk, my apologies.