The NY Times Magazine featured a substantial profile of Bruce Bueno de Mesquita this past Sunday. Great article, though as I was reading I thought that it was very odd that the author was referring to Bueno de Mesquita as though he was an unknown genius. He’s a known genius! Well, at least to (budding) political scientists. Controversial to be sure, but hard to deny that Bueno de Mesquita, in a massive solitary effort, makes political science more scientific.