I've done about 6 years of "higher learning" myself. But I did often find professors to be very cynical about anything they didn't "like". Yes, that's just MY personal experience, I know. Sorry if the term "egghead" offends, but I think it fits this guy. He proclaims himself an "expert" and basically declares "living historians" to be fools. On second thought, Egghead probably was a bad choice.....A more appropriate name would likely be even more offensive though.
Now, back to the original question...sorry I took us on a detour!!