TAYLOR E. DARK III is an Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science at California State University, Los Angeles. From 1996 to 2004 he was Associate Professor and Associate Dean in the Graduate School of American Studies at Doshisha University in Kyoto, Japan. He is the author of The Unions and the Democrats: An Enduring Alliance (Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1999) and has published articles in Party Politics, Political Science Quarterly, Polity, Presidential Studies Quarterly, The National Interest, New Political Science, Journal of Labor Research, Labor History, International Journal of Organization Theory and Behavior, and PS: Political Science and Politics. Prof. Dark also maintains the world's most comprehensive online list of political songs.