Hi, These days you often read alot about how tough it is to succeed in Academia, how even the people from top 10 US grad schools can't find postdocs, and so on. This seems to be even more pronounced when it comes to fields like String/Mathematical Physics/HEP Theo. Is this just a US phenomenom however? I somehow get the feeling the situation is a lot less dire in Europe and the UK? that the Academic culture isn't quite so cut throat, as well as none of this "publish or perish" attittude. Just wondering what more experienced people think of this.