Professors Behaving Badly

Graduates who can’t find tenure-track positions may take adjunct employment rather than give up on the academic dream.
Social scientists have found that when aspiring intellectuals face highly restricted employment opportunities, they often take refuge in extreme politics.
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It’s not hard to understand why American adjuncts today would feel frustrated with their lot.
In a sense, the tenure system has tamed them, and much of their protest will remain merely academic.

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