Back home now, taking up teaching again – and with this the “major challenge” we face – nolens volens
E.P. Thompson wrote in an article in 1970:
Collectively, all of us – all we liberal academics – were struck with a paralysis of will as the system not only grew round us, but built us into its own body-walls. Once inside there it looked as if we were running our bit of the show: but the show itself was being directed towards other ends.