Arrogant Historian: Historians Less Arrogant

History professor Steven Hahn explains that history professors make the best college presidents because they’re less arrogant than other academic specialists. Thus, ironically, undermining his argument.

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  1. I actually majored in history at one point as an undergrad, but changed because the history professors were arrogant. My experience might have been atypical, though.

  2. Bithead says:

    Doctor Mobius, Please pick up white courtesy phone. Doctor Mobius, Please pick up white courtesy phone.

  3. Bandit says:

    In my own experience I’d have to agree with the guy. Everybody knew history classes were easy so ther was nothign to be arrogant about.