Party head attacks local academicsThe Botswana Gazette.
“Most of our PhDs are incoherent when they speak, and even more inarticulate when they write. I am not saying this because I know most of them personally and can speak to their lack of intellectual depth and vitality,” said the politician who used to teach law at the University of Botswana.
Boko said the BNF needed to encourage a culture of reading and inquiry to avoid being misled by a self-accredited army of ‘scholars’ and ‘analysts’ whose propaganda takes up newspaper space. “Proper analysis observes certain rules of logic, and in order to deserve our attention, it must be rigorous and enriching. Rootless academic trendiness does not wash. Serious intellectuals proffer solutions to society’s challenges; they do not sit in their nooks cursing the darkness,” he charged.
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