Daniel Nexon, Associate Professor of Government at Georgetown University and co-editor of Harry Potter and International Relations, believes that ideas are a driving force in political science and specifically in global relationships between nations. This 'Constructivist' position invites a discussion of the political ideas implicit and explicit to Joanne Rowling's Harry Potter books and how they simultaneously reflect our political thinking and shape and inform our changing ideas. In MuggleNet Academia episode 12, Keith and John ask Prof Nexon about the Nazi allegory of the books, the take-away message about the War on Terrorism, even which candidate Luna Lovegood might vote for in the upcoming Presidential election based on the foreign policy platforms of the two parties. Tune in your Wizard Wireless for a fascinating conversation about 'Harry Potter and Political Science.'
Ah, well, people can be a bit stupid abou' their pets.
Hagrid Goblet of Fire
So many fans visit King's Cross station to take pictures of platforms 9 and 10 that the station management erected a sign that says 'Platform 9 3/4 which, in the Potter books, is invisible to Muggles but acts as a gateway for witches and wizards.