Commenting around the local Scholars about Robert Goldblatt's take
on Ward Churchill led Scholar Jack to comment:
Academia is like the dead world of the Fisher King -- It can't regenerate life in itself; it must come from the outside. And a start to bring forth new life is for huge numbers of people to realize howawful things are now. Folks like NAS can do so little to help people realize (though we've used the phrase "sunlight is the best disinfectant" for decades.) But one fruitcake like Churchill getting all the press time he has has done more for us than thousands of NAS statements. I nominate him for (postmodern) Professor of the Year.
Which is why he needs to be put out in front of audiences as far and wide as possible, and then let a thousand teach-ins bloom!