Friday, August 04, 2006
my article in today's paper
Cruel and unfair, isn't it. It is very easy to stand at a distance, with the details obscured, and take cheap shots at other people's academic work.
Substantive work is done across the political, cultural and topical spectrum, not just in topics deemed wholesome and acceptable by you.
Sensitive, Left Wing, and as far into the Ozones as possible, and that is what passes for scholarship.
But if anyone DARES criticize said lefty, don't bother with debate on the individual points, but instead give general criticisms based upon "feelings", accusations, and bigotry.
No wonder Academia is going to hell in a hand bag.
Excellent article Mary.
Keep on spreading the word!!