Holy unexpected occurrence, Batman! I got published.
Well, it got published.
Angry? Sorta. Passionate? Kinda. Provocative? You betcha.
Let the commenting begin.
...and on an only marginally related topic, I have followed the discussions on the New York Times website on tenure and the future of academia (). I am not unsympathetic to the call to restructure the tenure system. My support is based largely on the very negative effect that tenure has on the academic labor market. As I read the comments on my editorial--particularly the "bring me his head on a stick" variety--I find myself very grateful for the protection that tenure offers me. I can express a controversial opinion and be confident that I will withstand the backlash.