In Hollywood, among the footprints we saw set in the cement outside Grauman’s Chinese Theatre, are those of Arnold Schwarzenegger. Done in 1994, they are accompanied by his Terminator catchphrase, ‘I’ll be back.’ Since then Arnie has been back several times – not least as Governor of California (two terms). Now, he’s back again. Last Thursday (2 August) the Los Angeles Times reported that the University of South California and Arnold Schwarzenegger had announced a partnership to ‘establish a think tank that will seek bipartisan solutions to environmental problems, economic policy, political reform and other public policy issues.’ Schwarzenegger will chair the Institute’s Board of Advisors and will hold an appointment as the Governor Downey Professor of State and Global Policy at USC. Professor Schwrazenegger’s first lecture is planned for early December. That’s right; Professor. The Simpsons’ spoof phrase ‘I came here to lead, not to read,’ comes to mind. More seriously, Austrian-born Schwarzenegger’s constant reinventions are proof that the American dream is alive and well. Indeed, he has become the embodiment of it.