Author discovered a PhD thesis topic worth writing, perhaps without knowing it.
Overall, the article gives the impression the author correctly realized academia grinds up cogs in the wheel; but didn’t have the desire/ability to tilt against the system (eg not be a cog), and so quit. Fair enough, but not really worth reading about.
Attempting such a project, even from a stance of strong opposition, would be enough to provoke anger and enmity from people who find such opposing views so intolerable they simply wish to 'disappear' them.
who now does (very insightful) video essays on YouTube.
> You have to go to YouTube for the
> real entertainment, and also, frankly, for the
> real debate.
We could as easily apply her complaint to Science; the "real entertainment" and "real debate" about whether Earth is flat also happens on Youtube.
Now where can I find this far left consensus? The closest I've been able to find is a soft left toothless socialism, the tepid centrism of FDR cheerleaders, and the soft right wing stance of the modern liberal, seeking a more inclusive-looking, more profitable status quo. I'd love to find like-minded leftists!
> where can I find this far left consensus?