"In this tight job market, young scholars are in a terrible bind.

Author:Mills, David
Position:WHILE WE'RE AT IT - Brief article
 
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"In this tight job market, young scholars are in a terrible bind. They have to cater to and flatter the academic establishment if they hope to survive. Furthermore, they have not been taught basic skills in historical investigation, weighing of evidence, and argumentation. There has been a collapse in basic academic standards during the theory era that will take universities decades to recover from."

So argues academic provocateur Camille Paglia, lamenting the "turgid, pretentious theorizing, drawn from the slavishly idolized but hopelessly inaccurate and unreliable Michel Foucault," whom she calls a "con artist." She sounds like a typical conservative critic of modern academia, except that she's complaining about this kind of thing in...

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