Nicholas Kristof’s plea for the return of academics to the arena of public affairs, nine months ago in theNew York Times, met with a predictable response: Oh no, sir; we professors are publishing in your newspaper quite prodigiously. One of the authors of this column even spent a few Sundays counting opinion articles in the Times and the Washington Post to prove it. Social media was abuzz with professors pointing to their colleagues’ presence in digital spaces. Kristof had his head in the sand, we claimed. READ MORE.