On Academia

“Academia has nothing to do with producing knowledge. They produce PR. The four most important thinkers of modern history – Freud, Marx, Einstein, Darwin – none was a conventional academic."

Nassim Nicholas Taleb, author of The Black Swan

“In universities and intellectual circles, academics can guarantee themselves popularity – or, which is just as satisfying, unpopularity – by being opinionated rather than by being learned."

A.N. Wilson, English historian and columnist

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Published: October 14, 2008Last updated: October 14, 2008

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