Tucker Carlson is a lot easier on our, um, “higher education” system than I am. If our own Western civilization ever goes belly-up with all four legs in the air, a la the Indus Valley civilization, or the Etruscans, the chief culprit will surely be our colleges and looniversities.
This is what happens when your model is “Everybody has to go to college!” Because there really aren’t that many people cut out for a higher education, or in need of one, you have to invent degree programs for them–bilge degrees that even a chowderhead can earn just by showing up. Women’s Studies, Queer Studies, I Are A Doofus Studies–and they all cost the earth. They not only saddle students with perpetual debt, but also debase their minds and character. But the system has to keep expanding, and it will keep trying to expand until the whole enterprise crashes and burns. I only pray it doesn’t take us all down with it in a general ruin.