Another response to tedious critics of “academic writing”

Academic writing is aimed at a restricted market of other academics, not the masses. There’s no mystery about this fact and it’s nothing about which academics need to apologize. Academic writing is not aimed at a mass market of middle-brows (e.g., The New Yorker), low-brows (e.g., Buzzfeed, PoliticoSlate, The Daily BeastGawker, or HuffPo), or no-brows (e.g., the New York Post).

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