Special Supplemental Letter from the Editor
Mongo Yalbag—the epitome of low-quantity/high-quality contributoriality—has done it again. He is tirelessly trailblazing, thanklessly trendsetting, and unabashedly edgecutting. His truculently interdisciplinary approach to academics enthusiastically exhibits his extravagantly exorbitant erudition, and sharply showcases his signature idiosyncratically acerbic esprit.*
But if you enjoyed that last paragraph, perhaps you should turn back now: it is exactly the kind of purple prose Mssr. Yalbag—our dear Mongo—skewers mercilessly. Half-baked ideas, sacred cows, and institutions that are equally cherished and despised are all grist for his pitiless mill.
This monograph delves into the works and criticisms of this guy—given the unjustified benignancy of anonymity—as cover for an implicit and explicit critique of damn near everything. Yalbag’s conclusions are ineffably and ineluctably his own—but with some effort may be made yours as well, Intrepid Reader. The journey awaits.
* And that’s just the footnotes!