Measuring the fog of his prose

Some sociologists looooooooooove long words. And some love to poke sharp sticks at their serpentine-tongued fellows. Harvard sociologist Talcott Parsons (1902-1979) was one of the profession’s biggest, most favourite, piñatas. Three years after Parsons composed his final few hundred thousand words, Hugh P Whitt and James C Creech, sociologists at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln, […]