This guy was warned about [the dismal job market for PhDs in English] sometime around 1960? When colleges and universities were just staffing up for the baby-boomers? When everyone was scared of Khrushchev and Sputnik and thought we'd need lots more education to beat the Reds?Ayup. I've been doing some reading on related topics and will take time during the summer research months to pass some of it along. Meanwhile climb Mt. Hollywood and stretch your mind.
BLUSHING. Foolish me. Stephen was right. Thank you. Now go read the rest of Mr Bruce's post. He's been discovering that some of the problems in the academy have been with us for a long time. Sample: