If ever there was evidence of a higher education bubble, it’s the promulgation of college courses and scholarly research devoted to the study of Stephen Colbert, the Atlantic Wire reports. This morning, The Washington Post’s Paul Farhi informs about an academic “cult of Colbert” taking shape on campuses across the country. “There are dozens of scholarly articles, monographs, treatises and essays about Colbert, as well as books of scholarly articles, monographs and essays,” he writes. The result is things like a Boston University seminar called “The Colbert Report: American Satire” or a theology book published by Villanova University in 2010 titled “The Wørd Made Fresh: A Theological Exploration of Stephen Colbert” …

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