Another Statue for the Street of Small Gods
(located in the Mighty Corrente Arboretum and Botanical Gardens)
Prof. Juan Cole in the Chronicle of Higher Education:
The question is whether Web-log commentary helps or damages an academic's career. It is a shameful question. Intellectuals should not be worrying about "careers," the tenured among us least of all.
Some background and commentary by 7 other professor/bloggers here. More Cole Fury:
Should I have been silent, published only years later in stolid academic prose in journals locked up in a handful of research libraries? And this for the sake of a "career"? The role of the public intellectual is my career. And it is a hell of a career. I recommend it.
Can I get a "Yeaaargh!"?