Why So Much of Academic Writing is Virtually Unreadable

It’s because of writing like this, which I just came across in a book review:

The NewYork hustler was both homosexual object-choice and heterosexual subject par excellence; he moved between illicit same-sex activity and “legitimate” society in a manner that destabilized the gay world-making ethos of lesbian and gay apologists and, I presume, distressed the heteronormative stakeholders of postwar America.

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