0 0 Colin McGinn Colin McGinn2017-04-21 15:53:502017-04-21 15:53:50Gleam in the Gloom
Gleam in the Gloom
As centers of free thought and expression, American universities are clearly doomed. Forces from the left and right are conspiring to destroy academic values (i.e. civilization). Universities are already nothing like they were twenty years ago, or even ten years ago. But don’t worry: university administrators will flourish as the ship slowly sinks! What do they care about academic freedom? What has it done for them lately? They will re-make universities in their own image and we will let them.
In fact, I see signs that administrators think that universities are FOR them, not students or faculty; they act so as to protect their positions.
Isn’t it odd that you never hear of wrongdoing by administrators, though students and faculty are constantly under the microscope? When was the last time an administrator was forced out of his or her job? It must be because they can do no wrong.