Monday, May 05, 2008

Academic TERROR!

Old news, but I was on the plane recently and suffering for reading material and found this sentence by Joe Klein:
A certain familiarity with life as it is lived by normal Americans is useful; a distance from the élite precincts of academia, where unrepentant terrorists can sip wine in good company, is essential.
Clearly this Joe Klein fellow is something of a fuckbum.

3 comments:

zeppo said...

What the HELL does that mean? Jeez...

herr doktor bimler said...

I happen to spend a fair bit of time within the élite precincts of academia. So where's my feckin' wine?! Where are the unrepentent terrorists?!
Don't tell me I'm in the wrong department...
Come to think of it, "élite precinct" makes it sound like he's talking about a shopping mall.

Righteous Bubba said...

Do you figger it's Time's style to make "élite" look all foreign and unheartlandy or did Joe do that himself? The site uses both spellings.