15 JUL 2013 by ideonexus

 Kissenger Describes Sayre's law

I've been an academic and I've been a policy maker. And as a policy maker, I've had a lot of trouble from academics. Especially from the Ivy League, and I'm going to say one thing about academic politics to which Mr. Schramm referred. I formulated the rule that the intensity of academic politics and the bitterness of it is in inverse proportion to the importance of the subject their discussing. And I promise you at Harvard, they are passionately intense and the subjects are extremely unimport...
Folksonomies: politics debate pettiness
Folksonomies: politics debate pettiness
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Expressed by Sayre as "Academic politics is the most vicious and bitter form of politics, because the stakes are so low."