Friday, August 31, 2007

Laying Siege to the Ivory Tower

Timothy Burke has a fascinating post up detailing the various reasons (structural and personal) people might express hostility to professors and other academical professionals. It's long (and coming from me, that's saying something), but it's really well worth reading. Though Burke correctly identifies the strong anti-intellectual strike inherent throughout American history as a significant contributing factor, he also is correct in noting that this is hardly the only motivator, and that it is often used as a shield to protect against legitimate criticism.

Again, it's a huge post, but very enlightening.

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