- Mar 2013
I also don't think it's entirely historians to blame for most academic works being boring. The publishing model in the Germano-Anglophone world needs to get some blame here. If the academic book is going to cost $200 and only a small number of libraries are going to buy it, why go to the trouble of making it readable or accessible? At least at this point, I write for my peers. I suspect a broader audience might be interested in some of what I have to say, but that'll have to wait until I have a more secure position in life.
It's not an argument. It's just what I thought about when I read that.