I am amazed at the number of historians whose writing is basically, bottom-line, awful. Sentences go wandering around, passive voice rules, jargon fills every nook and cranny, impenetrable academic-speak and obscurities are the order of the day.
In fact, I’m convinced that most of them secretly want to by Toynbee …who secretly wanted to be Oswald Spengler … who secretly wanted to be one of the German Metaphysicals . . . who secretly wanted to write so badly that no one would notice they didn’t have a single freaking idea in their pointed little heads and were just spouting gibberish for the hell of it.
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