My political science professor is a horrible old man who's finally snapped. He'll be retiring soon, much to the relief of the school. Apparently he's been single all his life, has few friends, and has held a grudge against the University for years. This is because the natural sciences faculty received much more recognition and funding than the social sciences department, and his protests for changes were largely ignored. Anyway, after this year he'll be able to quit his job and live comfortably off his retirement benefits. Knowing he doesn't have to suck up anymore, I think he's intentionally trying to scare off his current students so they'll quit his course and he won't have to grade any more papers. Every week his assignments get more difficult, and another dozen students drop out. He keeps making "updates" to the course syllabus. Currently he's making us read through seven text books, only two of which were originally assigned. Next week he's giving us a huge exam (worth 15% of our grade) that tests our knowledge of various selected material from these books. By the end of the semester we have to write a dissertation on global economics of at least 80,000 words, and I'm scared I won't be able to complete it. I'm really upset because I was looking forward to the class for a long time, and this asshole is ruining my life. He's the only one teaching this course right now, and I don't want to transfer to anything else. Should I report him, drop out, or try to endure his assignments and prevail against his cruelty?