Toward a Parade of Irreverent Commentary

I am a new contributor at Memory Hole that seeks to frankly address a variety of issues in American academe from what will sometimes be an ironic liberal perspective that this blog may from time-to-time lack. Being a generally open-minded chap, Dr. Tracy has offered me a platform and I am proceeding under a pseudonym of my own choosing.

This is necessary because the academic community, perhaps surprisingly, is among the foremost holdouts to views and analyses that even modestly diverge from its own. In addition, contributing to a site like this using my real name could seriously torpedo my chances of ever receiving an NEH grant or obtaining weighty blurbs from established colleagues for any future book project.

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