The Culture of ‘Defense’ in Academia

Aggression: “feelings of anger or antipathy resulting in hostile or violent behaviour; readiness to attack or confront.”

Defense: “the action of defending from or resisting attack.” or “the case presented by or on behalf of the party accused of a crime or being sued in a civil lawsuit.”

Passive aggressive: “of or denoting a type of behaviour or personality characterized by indirect resistance to the demands of others and an avoidance of direct confrontation.”

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