You might have already seen Althouse’s post today about law professor Tim Wu’s (not so) novel idea to abandon free speech in favor of “regional experts,” so as to not hurt the tender widdle sensibiwities of anyone anywhere. But you might not have seen this comment from Seven Machos:
Academics are hilarious. The successful ones are typically adept at the goofy but vicious politics of the faculty lounge. They begin to think of themselves as pretty good at this game, politics, and they have a try at it in the hard, real world.
And this treacly pool of shit is the result
We used to think of academics as too endearingly incompetent to live in the real world, but we’re starting to see them as too dangerous to do so. The befuddled professor is now the would-be tyrant.