Rudeness in Academia?

It's definitely there! Is it really required? I am not really interested in working with people who focus on criticism over critique, a core difference in attitude: And this, in Bloom’s cheerfully jaundiced view, is part of a wider sense of “resentment and defensiveness” resulting from the fact that most academics “don’t really produce anything that people want”. In extreme cases, this can lead to “hatred of the public and the world generally”. On one occasion,…