I would call it a nuclear conflagration rather than a jolt, but instead of passing judgment (who, me?), I offer some of his other opinions as they've appeared on this blog via CHE over the years.
- From 2008's "Mark Bauerlein: Break out the chocolate and put your feet up; you're working too hard," As a tenured full professor at an elite university, telling those joyless grinds, the tenure and job seekers, to put up their feet and not work so hard.
- From 2008's "Web reading: short takes from the Chronicle," discovering that reading web texts is somehow different from reading Kafka in print and that the digital is an "imperial force," with storm troopers. (Okay, maybe I made up the "storm troopers" part.)
- From 2015's "NY Times: Let me throw stones at you from my castle of privilege," complaining about "students these days."
- From 2009's "This is your brain on multitasking, part 2," discovering that texting while driving might be just the teensiest bit hazardous.