Ed Driscoll


CORNEL WEST UPDATE: Glenn Reynolds, himself a university professor, has some good stuff on Cornel West, who is decamping from Harvard to Princeton, including this line:

when you’re a University Professor at Harvard, there’s apparently nobody to do that pointing-out except the President of the University. And when Larry Summers did point out that West wasn’t carrying his weight, West responded that he had been “disrespected,” — though, really, telling someone that they’re capable of better and more substantive work than they’re doing, and trying to halt their descent into self-parody, is respect, not disrespect.