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About TheIncensedProfessor (44 Articles)
As angry as he is erudite, the gentleman known only as The Incensed Professor steps onto the PluggedInto stage with a few bones to pick and minds to expand.

One must cultivate one’s person

The last Dowager Empress of China, known as Cixi, depending on which transliteration you prefer, is an unlikely person to quote approvingly.  She was not a nice woman.  She had a penchant for having her eunuchs beaten, as if being a Chinese [Read More]

July 4, 2017 // 0 Comments

History neglected is identity lost

  As a trained historian, I find the historical ignorance of this generation of students appalling and scary.  If you don’t know where the human race has been or what it has done, your ability to understand humanity and yourself is vastly [Read More]

June 5, 2017 // 0 Comments

Morality of Literature

Incensed Professor No. 5: One of the curious things in the peculiar world of public morality is the occasional flare of outrage over “bad” books.  It isn’t just the fact that book burning is a terrible idea; it is based on a misunderstanding [Read More]

May 17, 2017 // 0 Comments

The Morality of Literature

One of the curious things in the peculiar world of public morality is the occasional flare of outrage over “bad” books.  It isn’t just the fact that book burning is a terrible idea; it is based on a misunderstanding of morality that assumes [Read More]

April 5, 2017 // 0 Comments

Taste and the Sanior Pars

In the old days, before “long-haired music” came to mean the Beatles, those unfortunates who did not like “classical music” would just shrug and say that they were sure it was wonderful, but it was not for them.  This diffidence has been [Read More]

March 15, 2017 // 0 Comments