PROFESSORS ON COKE, REDUX
Even before Levy and DeLong, Socrates himself famously said, “An uncaffeinated life is not worth living.” Or something like that.
Jacob Levy reflects on the decline of academic civilization from the vaunted days of yore. Once, gentlemen scholars would sit around the faculty lounge for hours sipping brandy and playing chess. Now, they must trudge out in 5 degree weather, walking up hill –both ways– through the snow to get a decent cup of coffee so they can toil further into the night.
If only–if only–they sold coffee making machines that were affordable on a professor’s meager pay that could be put in the office. Maybe that day will come.