This is basically how most professors, even those not in the humanities, view their jobs. Find the unseemly, and expose it to impressionable young minds.
BEARD: That seems like a violation of trust.
HOBO: Besides, we're academics! You pay us to look at and talk about unseemly things.
CZAR: Fine, then can you just not let the Board of Regents know?
BEARD: But that's why we have symposiums!