Here is a good description of how odious “scholarship” is manipulated by the establishment (including mass media) into being acceptable thinking or even the better thinking, based on discussion of a $95 book (obviously, textbook pricing) which advocates for more governmental control of individuals.
The price set for copies of that delusional tome of newspeak reveals the expectation that Colleges and Political Activist Foundations will designate the book a Manual/Bible that must be distributed among the partisans of the movement with costs paid for by party donors.
That creates a funnel of funds into the hands of the partys top Propagandists.
That also creates a newspeak educated doctrine of Paternalism to be quoted as if honorable since so many copies were sold.
Too bad the targets are impressionable students. Other good comments on the topic at Althouse.