Surviving university

“…It’s generally assumed that in the culture wars, universities are somewhere far behind the battle lines, in territory long ago occupied by the enemy. A dark forest through which our children nonetheless have to pass on their journey through life to get the apparently indispensable credentials that will allow them to intern at low or non-existent wages, or compete with thousands of other graduates for entry-level jobs while lunging for the bottom rungs of career ladders in a job market that’s often depicted as something like a boot camp gauntlet, or a salmon-spawning stream patrolled by armies of ravenous bears.”