Charlie Bertsch (cbertsch) wrote,
Charlie Bertsch

Overly Reductive Analogy

The question of whether academics should be punished for having personal blogs is on the same plane -- though further from its edge, I'd warrant -- as the question of whether spiritual leaders should be punished for indulging in pleasures of the flesh. To the extent that scholars constitute a secular priesthood, the desire to regulate their intellectual production overlaps with the desire to regulate the sexual reproduction of priests. What matters, in other words, is whom academics have intercourse with and whether they use the proper protection while doing it.

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