Friday, January 14, 2011

Why Professors are Marxists

Nothing enfuriates an academic more than to watch a contemporary or a student go on to fame and wealth in business! "But I'm smarter than he is...I have a PhD!" the professor thinks. The next thought: "comes the revolution we will change all that!"

Academia longs for a Soviet-style society where professors sit at the tables of power, at the elbows of apparatchaks, advising them.  They long for the  perks, recognition, dachas and mistresses  that were avaliable to the academics during the soviet era.

Then, as now, they spoke with great authority, but were never held accountable for any of the outcomes of their decisions. Nice work if you can get it.

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