There is no New Orleans
Why would a successful, well paid engineer give up a lucrative, fun career to bootstrap history education? One Dr. Jeff Myers, formerly of Cleveland and now of Tulane hospital gives one answer. "There is no new Orleans", says Dr. Myers (M.D., PdD.), for national consumption.
Well, maybe there isn't. I'm not there. But from history, we learn not to utter such gibberish for others. We keep our fears to ourselves. We inspire others to reach up, reach out, and do better. We lead those who need lifting and inspiration. A PhD in anything ought to at least come with that wisdom.
That is why the history shortage is so critical. God bless citizens with illiterate leaders.