I’m not sure whether holding a professorial seat gives the holder the right to spout balderdash or whether spouting balderdash with great eloquence is a requirement for elevation to such Olympian heights. In pre-democratic days and nights the big nobs enjoyed the “right” to use and abuse the daughters and wives of the common people. Today it seems that certain academics enjoy the pleasure of effing about with history
The Professor quotes scholars on all sorts of theories to add padding to his polemic. It appears to me that his book should be catalogued with Vanity Publishing, rather than History or Politics.