Theres a pseudonymous commentator, Ernie Ball , who regularly puts himself out on social media as a defender of irish academia. He claims to work in UCD. In a recent comment here, which I binned for a whole pile of reasons, he decried management as a bunch of horlix. I emailed suggesting that this was anti intellectual and pretty offensive. his email back to me included the wonderful insight
There are lots of so-called “branches” of academia that are utterly bogus and un- or even anti-intellectual and that have no “business” in the University: e.g., Business, Women’s Studies, Animal Husbandry, Nursing, Equality Studies, Education, Food “Science,” etc. Seriously, the intellectual content of these disciplines is basically nil and the greatest “thinkers” to come out of any of them (none of whom, needless to say, is a household name) are intellectual pygmies when compared to the great minds in real academic disciplines.