The cornerstone of graduate school is marked by the intense personal research which entails a thesis or dissertation. It comes as no surprise in a collectivized society, that academia would also serve to reinforce principles which govern social control and maintenance of the establishment via graduate mentors, advisors and supervisors who oversee, approve and ultimately censor what research topics are accepted and published.
H. L. Mencken once mentioned that democracy is a pathetic belief in the collective wisdom of individual ignorance. Celebrity obsession would be one such manifestation of the collective stupidity.
Interesting exchange between former RT Journalist Abby Martin on Facebook concerning the discourse around a certain culturally sensitive topic.