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Narcissism in the Ivory Tower

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Submitted by Charlie Weaver (United States), Nov 22, 2011 at 10:53

Sadly, the acquisition of intellectual title leads petty minds to strut and preen. Greater minds aspire to learn, understand and convey valuable concepts.

Thank you, Dr. Pipes, for these lucid vignettes.

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