The Death of Expertise– The Campaign Against Established Knowledge and Why it Matters, by Tom Nichols–(Reviewed by Mark Hemingway)

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I’ve had this book for a number of months and finally got down to cracking it open. Everyone, and I mean everyone, needs to read and assess its meaning. Somehow, we need to get past the quick quips, the sound bites and the snippets that pass as knowledge.  At best, they just make us aware of the myriad of issues beyond our own daily horizon lines.  As stated by Mark Hemingway:

One of the lessons of this book is, appropriately enough, that you should spend less time arguing on the Internet, and more time reading books. The more people log off and read this one, the better off we’ll all be.

http://thefederalist.com/2017/02/10/an-autopsy-on-the-death-of-expertise/

 

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