Tag: foreign perspective

Why we can’t abolish “best”

eli , January 30th, 2018

In my email right now, there are 10,364 messages signed with American academia’s standard valediction: Best, I have always found best an incredibly alienating sign-off. So alienating that…


Bourdieu on UC Santa Cruz

eli , March 25th, 2017

I just came across Pierre Bourdieu’s curious comment on American universities and their set-apartness from society: American universities, especially the most prestigious and the most exclusive,…