It has become a fairly standard procedure to bash the academy. There’s a reason for that. The academy is a cesspool that doesn’t meet its stated mission, namely to produce people able to think critically and independently. That is the point. Most academics don’t want students who think critically and independently. Why? Because most academics can’t do this themselves. They want minions, not thinking students. Most academics can’t write, either, which is why no one reads what they have to say. I discuss all of this in Episode 202 of The Brion McClanahan Show.