Of all the resentful academics in the humanities, beware of lapsed Latin scholars, for they walk around with the most bitterness, as they have seen their boyhood identification with empire lead them down the path to apparent irrelevance—yes they are almost always men. In an effort to remain upbeat, they become administrators or digital humanities experts. From these new university perches, they don’t just bemoan the decline of the Liberal Arts—they spread that argument as if it were gospel. Anyone who does not believe their message, becomes the object of their patronizing scorn, to be smothered with slides and graphs charting the downward spiral of enrollments. Like apostate priests, their greatest satisfaction is convincing you to despair.