Scathing letter on university cuts

Stumbled on this open letter from an eminent American academic called Gregory Petsko. He may be off the Christmas card list of the guy he is writing to (following a proposal to axe a bunch of departments at the State University of New York at Albany).

It is very very funny (except if you think about how depressing it all is).

As an example of the intelligent use of rhetorical forms of repetition, sarcasm, parrhesia etc, it is second to none.

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