“[Franco Moretti] attended the University of Rome as an undergraduate. Of the Italian university sector’s current fortunes and discussions about the need for reform, he observes: “Reform has already come to Italian universities, combining the worst of the national culture (a morbid passion for bureaucratic absurdity), and the worst of the rest (the British idea of weighing scholarship as if it were cast iron). The result is grotesque.”

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  1. DM Says:

    Some European reformers of universities dream of Stanford-like places, but more realistic people fear reforms will lead to a combination of American-like lack of job safety, European salaries (read: low) and a combination of European and American bureaucracy (read: a combination of byzantine rules and legalistic fear).

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