Also, I adore the devastating footnotes, wherein he eviscerates (decorously) his wayward predecessor, Andrew Field.
Michael Moynihan eviscerates the left-wing apologetics that appear in popular travel guides.
It cheats and it sweats and it eviscerates and procrastinates and it comes up pathetically short in almost every area.
c.1600 (figurative); 1620s (literal), from Latin evisceratus, past participle of eviscerare "to disembowel," from ex- "out" (see ex-) + viscera "internal organs." Sometimes used 17c. in figurative sense of "to bring out the deepest secrets of." Related: Eviscerated; eviscerating.