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March 23, 2005

Philosophers, Scabs?

The west coast division of the American Philosophical Association had decided to cross the picket lines at the Westin Hotel in San Francisco to hold thier convention there.

These privileged academics decided their financial self-interest in going forward trumped respecting a strike by maids and dishwashers making far less than them each year.

Remind me why I should give a s--- about academic tenure for any of these people when they don't support job security for others?

To be fair, the Organization of American Historians did move their convention recently to avoid the strike, but most academics talk a good game but rarely inconvenience themselves for principle.

Posted by Nathan at March 23, 2005 08:23 AM