November 07, 2005

The idiot academic of the day

Goldstein has worked himself into a fine fettle over the case of the abuse of tenure by some blowhard trying to destroy a graduate student over comments left on another blog.

Yet another reason to blog and comment anonymously.

Posted by Steve at November 7, 2005 03:04 PM | TrackBack

I always do

Posted by: Arianna Huffington at November 7, 2005 03:09 PM

I have no problem with anonymous blogging -- I understand the need for it -- but it's my crusade to make it a voluntary, rather than a necessary, choice.

This professor is abusing his power. And all of us with university ties should be loudly calling him on it.

Thanks for the link, beasts.

Posted by: Jeff G at November 7, 2005 03:32 PM

And that is why I blog and comment ambiguously.

Posted by: phin at November 7, 2005 03:32 PM

Preaching to the choir. I went private last fall, as you guys know, and I don't regret it.

Posted by: The Colossus at November 7, 2005 04:29 PM

Sounds about right. I never, ever discuss politics with my colleagues, although they’re not nearly as reticent about sharing their opinions with me. I’m pretty sure they’d be far more tolerant about differences of opinion if I were gay, or Muslim, or just about anything except conservative. As somebody or other once said, intellectuals value pluralism of every type except intellectual pluralism.

Posted by: utron at November 7, 2005 05:55 PM

I always comment anonymously. It makes it so much easier to sneak up behind your enemies and twist their scrawny little necks.

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Posted by: mojo at November 8, 2005 10:51 AM