The review in question is “A Tocqueville for Today,” written by Jacob S. Hacker and Paul Pierson, two ivory tower heavyweights.
Surely, the ivory tower should allow for a bit more color in the almost 50 years hence.
Convincing the ivory tower decision-makers may take quite an effort if they choose to share TV revenues.
Our paralysis amidst this paradox is not helped by the way it has taken hold inside the ivory tower itself.
The students and professors in the ivory tower have already begun considering her.
The vein holds from beginning to end of his work; from this writing of the eighties to "The ivory tower."
All life has streamed into your soul, and you have lived in the ivory tower.
Having made this pronouncement, she entered the ivory tower of her deafness and closed the door.
The latch was always lifted on the front door of his ivory tower.
He sought a refuge from his sufferings in his own ivory tower; these sufferings themselves were to him a source of observations.
as a symbol of artistic or intellectual aloofness, by 1889, from French tour d'ivoire, used in 1837 by critic Charles-Augustin Sainte-Beuve (1804-1869) with reference to the poet Alfred de Vigny, whom he accused of excessive aloofness.
Et Vigny, plus secret, comme en sa tour d'ivoire, avant midi rentrait. [Sainte-Beuve, "Pensées d'Août, à M. Villemain," 1837]Used earlier as a type of a wonder or a symbol of "the ideal." The literal image is perhaps from Song of Solomon [vii:4]:
Thy neck is as a tower of ivory; thine eyes like the fishpools in Heshbon, by the gate of Bathrabbim: thy nose is as the tower of Lebanon which looketh toward Damascus. [KJV]
A place or attitude of retreat, especially preoccupation with lofty, remote, or intellectual considerations: Come out of that ivory tower