16 February 2014

On the role of professors today

"SOME of the smartest thinkers on problems at home and around the world are university professors, but most of them just don’t matter in today’s great debates," writes Nicholas Kristof in today's NY Times

He goes on saying first that "The most stinging dismissal of a point is to say: “That’s academic.” In other words, to be a scholar is, often, to be irrelevant." Ouch.

1 comment:

ed said...

That's a classic Doc Emrick line! To be referenced by a legend is far from irrelevant.