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December 01, 2010


Amen. Living in Berkeley, I know a lot of people with PhDs who live perfectly happy, thoughtful, productive lives without the academic tenure track position--or any academic position. It doesn't keep them from thinking about what they like to think about or writing necessary, critical, thoughtful essays, articles, etc. It's not always about the job!

I dare say the knowledge and skills picked up getting a Ph.D in any field, humanities or otherwise, prepare one for more life opportunties than someone hoping to make it in the NBA.

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