David Noble, despite being a paid lecturer at M.I.T., never obtained tenure. Why? His political views were not “up to snuff.” He was a constant critic of the established academic “order of things,” and was even an “anti-Zionist.” It’s a wonder he wasn’t an adjunct community college teacher (such as I am). Be that as it may, I thought I would pay homage to him and (even more) to his ideas. Please read this article if you have never read the arguments against the constant infiltration of corporate “interests” on the once hallowed venue of academic freedom.