Suppose you are an intellectual impostor with nothing to say, but with strong ambitions to succeed in academic life, collect a coterie of reverent disciples and have students around the world anoint your pages with respectful yellow highlighter. What kind of literary style would you cultivate? Not a lucid one, surely, for clarity would expose your lack of content.
Richard Dawkins reviews Intellectual Impostures. While the review is hilarious, the fact that this kind of discourse is widely used to create impression of intellectual superiority, is sad. Still remembering some of my college books, I developed an appreciation for showing respect for the reader by writing clearly. Rare skill disregarded by many academic authors.