A Likely True Statement on Good vs. Bad Writing

There’s no such thing as good or bad writing, per se, but rather only a question of for which audience a text is appropriate. Some texts have an audience merely of one — a special one! Others will appeal merely to the criminal class. Certain audiences, for their part, might exist only in the future.

For which audience has this likely true statement been composed? One amused by the phrase criminal class, is the answer — an expression generally absent from all but British literature of the Victorian era.


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