Scholar. Intellectual. “Book man.” These have become cuss words among some Liberians. But not for me.
I have devoted my life to scholarship. I more than enjoy it. I love it. And I’m proud of what I do. Why?
Unlike many other fields, success in scholarship is based mainly on the merit of a person’s ideas. Not charisma. Not looks. Not “who you know.” Ideas don’t win because someone with a big reputation pushes them. Instead, good ideas enhance the reputation of the scholars who push them.