Best. Hate mail. EVER.

by Rebecca Schuman

I am apoplectic at the idea that a squib like you would invoke Professor Nussbaum in the name of an argument against the very idea of intellect and rigor and the possibility that a young person might discover the power and beauty of their mind. I will be in touch with the trustees of your university in the interest of having you removed from the venerable position you hold without any regard. You ought to be preaching this crank to your colleagues at Walmart, not to people paying and trusting you to mentor them in the most important and intimate way. You are a disgrace to the accumulated beauty and precarious sense that we miserable humans have been able to cobble together through our written word. Fuck off.

Best,

XXXXX

[UPDATE: I redacted the name in the post because I’m about to link to it from Slate. Get ready, my friend.]