… but I have been working my fingers off over at Pajamas Media, especially preparing for an event we are covering next week in DC (political breakfast with Dick Armey, Dick Gephardt, George Mitchell and James Blanchard).
Of course, I have had a chance to read Peter Robinson’s excellent WSJ piece on my alma mater. It’s not just for Dartmouth graduates. The situation in Hanover is hardly unique and has a lot to say about about the condition of academia generally. The professorate has evolved into an American nomenklatura. But like the Soviet version, it may contain within itself the roots of its own destruction, especially as the cost of the education/indoctrination offered by this rigid system escalates into the stratosphere.