Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) will be teaching an English course at GWU next fall.
The move seems to be fulfilling a dream Paul discussed four years ago. “I’ve talked about it, but unfortunately I keep developing other projects that get in the way. I would like to do it someday,” the senator said in a 2013 interview with VICE. “I think dystopian novels are a discussion of politics, and sort of what happens if you let a government accumulate too much power.”
The course will be a bi-weekly 8 AM class, a students already seem very excited. “I’m taking his class because I really admire him as a Senator, and I find dystopian novels very interesting philosophically,” a student told Red Alert. “To that end, I think politics will be discussed to the extent they apply to the ideas we are discussing.”
Another freshman, Tom Crean, was unable to register for the class because it was already full. “I’m a bit disappointed I didn’t get in,” he said. “I really like Rand Paul and thought it would be a fun experience to take a class with him.”
He added, “I do like dystopian literature because a lot of it is inherently political.”
On top of his duties as a U.S. Senator, Paul also practices ophthalmology in Bowling Green, Kentucky.