Rand Paul To Teach Course At GWU On ‘Dystopian Visions’

Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., criticizes the House Republican healthcare reform plan as “Obamacare light” during a television interview on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, March 7, 2017. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., criticizes the House Republican healthcare reform plan as "Obamacare light" during a television interview on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, March 7, 2017. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
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April 27, 2017 6:25 p.m.

Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) will teach a class at George Washington University next fall on “dystopian visions,” the school’s student newspaper reported on Thursday.

Paul will teach in the university’s Columbian College of Arts and Sciences, according to a report by the GW Hatchet, the school’s student newspaper.

Ben Vinson, the dean of the college, told the Hatchet that Paul’s office approached the school.

“We agreed that his unique voice as a sitting senator would provide an engaging backdrop,” Vinson said.

Via a university spokesman, Paul told the Hatchet he was “thrilled to have an opportunity to join the faculty and students at the George Washington University for the upcoming fall semester.”

As the Hatchet noted, Paul said in a 2013 interview with Vice that he “would like” to teach a class on dystopian novels “someday.”

“I think dystopian novels are a discussion of politics, and sort of what happens if you let a government accumulate too much power,” Paul told Vice.

According to the course schedule, registration for the class — which is limited to students at the college and currently does not have a book list — is closed.

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