I often say (jokingly, of course) that Pol Pot had the right idea in his approach to academics. I also like to point to Little Matty Yglesias as a prime reason to burn Harvard to the ground and salt the furrows. Again, a jest.
I’m not sure how much longer I’m going to find the whole situation funny, what with this kind of bullshit going on. If any Left-leaning institution is in trouble enough to make it to the NYT, you know that there’s a whole lot more shame to be discovered. Anyone who doubts that academics rip off the rest of by sleazing up to the government teat, which we pay for with our tax dollars, only need read this article with a critical and jaundiced eye to finally get it.
Hat tip Insty.