Cyrus Patell, an Associate Dean at NYU, must be the most idiotic administrator who ever lived. He wrote a long response, I'm told, to my reply to his sycophantic blog post defending the authoritarian power structure of NYU. Power gets to be silent and non-responsive as well as to speak. Every now then it has to speak to justify itself to those people it holds in contempt. And then power has to justify or walk back the stupid kind of speech it should never have delivered in the first place. See patell.org for the latest.