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The Death Of Expertise

The Death Of Expertise

The Federalist

An academic’s cri de coeur and an important essay: Tom Nichols analyses the perilous rise of the notion that «everyone’s opinion about anything is as good as anyone else’s.» While I certainly do not share his opinion that this development was «Google-fueled, Wikipedia-based», his description of the status quo and its effects on society is spot on.

Published in Weekly Filet #147
    In collection: Best of 2014