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Monthly Archives For January 2013
Oddly, those academics who most cherish their academic freedom seem just as intent on exercising it secretly.
A pair of professors objected to our coverage of them at the Modern Language Association (MLA) meeting in Boston this year. Near as we can figure out, what they objected to was the fact that we covered them.
Stopped clocks can be right twice a day. So can academics. But in neither case can they tell the difference between AM and PM.
“The increasing favoritism shown by ostensibly elected or revolutionary heads of state in Tunisia, Libya, and Egypt to their immediate kin—the Tunisian president’s in-laws, the Libyan leader’s tribesmen, the Egyptian ruler’s son—was an infuriating affront…
“There is nothing that arid, overly specialized academicians—who usually attain tenure without ever writing a readable work of interest to the cultivated general reader—hate more than well-written popular history.”—Aram Bakshian,Jr., The American Spectator, February 2013.
What do they really want?
British researchers recently demonstrated that the works of Shakespeare and Wordsworth are “rocket-boosters” to the brain and provide more therapeutic benefits than self-help books.
Maybe professors need to get out more often.
The Admiral of the Ocean Sea gets deconstructed.