DIA: You were a politics major at UCLA, but I've also read that you did some graduate work at Harvard. What was that all about?
Mr Shearer: Firstly, it was about staying out of the draft. Secondly, it was about urban government. And thirdly, it was about discovering that I really had had enough of academe, most particularly since my writing style—given my proclivity for mimicry—had grown as tediously unreadable as that of any other "political science" practitioner.
Gee, he says it like it's a BAD thing!
Whole article here.