Belief in Authority

The older faculty members are, the likelier they are to resist the neoliberal measures of our administrators. The younger they are, the more wide-eyed enthusiasm they have for these measures. I probed, and it looks like they aren’t necessarily guided by any particular love for budget cuts, firings, and worsened working conditions. Rather, it’s the need to believe that authority is always right that inspires them. I’m hoping it’s age-related and not generational.

No Looting

I forgot about that but it’s true:

The respect for businesses, other citizens, and the cities (every city had its Maidan, not just Kyiv) was absolutely stunning during the 2013 Revolution in Ukraine. Contrast this with the BLM which somehow always led to major looting.