Academics can change the world – if they stop talking only to their peers

A reminder to myself on alternative ways to change the world – in academia.

Gist:

Some academics insist that it’s not their job to write for the general public. They suggest that doing so would mean they’re “abandoning their mission as intellectuals”. They don’t want to feel like they’re “dumbing down” complex thinking and arguments.

The counter argument is that academics can’t operate in isolation from the world’s very real problems.”

Source:

https://theconversation.com/academics-can-change-the-world-if-they-stop-talking-only-to-their-peers-55713

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