Came across this email to myself from a spring 2011:
I found it to be a surprisingly uncritical book review masquerading as an essay. Several of the books mentioned along the way are terribly flawed and yet all we get is some gentlemanly disagreement about tenure or salaries. The stuff that’s passing as social science-ish commentary on higher education should alarm us.
I don’t recall what book that was; unfortunately, many plausible candidates.