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The main skill of elite academics is winning positions and awards.
The difference between smart and stupid is not half as important as the difference between thoughtful and thoughtless.
The peer reviewed journal article is our eight-legged essay.
This professor-turned-bureaucrat has never experienced intellectual pleasure.
Literature is too important to leave to literary studies. Politics is too important to leave to political science.
Your position as a Europeanist, however, precludes you from keeping Europe in perspective.
It is bad enough that academics speak this way; it is even worse when we foist it upon our students.
This alone doesn’t make these disciplines “false,” but it does put the question of their “validity” into a different light.
I am content with the fact that my colleagues don’t take me that seriously. I feel the same way about them.
Never trust anyone who gets paid to start arguments.