Excerpt from an open letter to award-winning author and TV writer of not insignificant repute, Steve Hely.

Dear Steve,

As a Ph.D. candidate, I adjuncted for several years at a private university in Baltimore, Maryland, teaching sections of their Western Civilization since 1500 undergraduate lecture course. It’s the sort of bread-and-butter intro course that students and faculty both seem to despise, but it’s also…