Academic politics are vicious because the stakes are so low?
January 12, 2008 12:50 AM Subscribe
Does anyone have a decent citation for the idea that academic politics are so cruel/brutal/intense/vicious because the stakes are so low?
posted by cgc373 to Writing & Language (4 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
I've seen various attributions to Wallace Sayre, Henry Kissinger, Woodrow Wilson, and Harry Truman, but I'd like a source that isn't a weak tie via Google, something like a reputable book of quotations or an edition of letters, if possible.