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Doesn't the bold tie into the reasons you're unlikely to ever be no-platformed? The people who are in danger of having the mob set on them are the ones in disciplines that wouldn't welcome someone branded as a hate figure.I'm really loving this thought experiment.
I suspect that getting a job would be much, much easier. The market for liberal professors is absolutely saturated, but the market for conservative professors is fairly untapped. I suspect demand for an education respected in conservative circles is about to go through the roof. Chicago is making a big play for the always-lucrative conservative buck, and getting serious media coverage for it: University Of Chicago Sends The Acceptance Letter Every College Should.
I don't really know if I would be excluded from intellectual society in the sense you describe. I work in a business school, and business schools already have loads of conservatives. I'd be excluded from a lot of history departments, but my work is probably already too right-wing for those. A lot of people doing my kind of work are now in Econ departments when 15-20 years ago it would have been done in liberal arts schools.
Maybe that's the answer to your question. The center of knowledge won't shift from universities to somewhere else, it'll just shift from one area of academia to another- different departments, different universities.
I agree with the overall point regarding markets. Any seismic shift on the position of the university as society's premier knowledge institution will likely be just as attributable to the absurdity of charging kids tens of thousands of dollars for knowledge that's freely available online. Accreditation will be an issue and it's only a matter of time before someone makes that inexpensive for disciplines that require it, but the rest? Relegated to the internet where we struggle to make sense of even the most basic facts, let alone things like the keys to the human condition or whether the elites are soul sucking vampires who want to drag humanity to take the place of a being struggling to rise up from a lower dimension.