Journals Higher Education



Published: 27 April 2017

272 Pages


ISBN: 9780190469412

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The Death of Expertise

The Campaign Against Established Knowledge and Why it Matters

Tom Nichols

  • Powerful and scathing indictment of the many forces trying to undermine the authority of experts
  • Ties the rise of anti-expertise sentiment and anti-intellectualism not only to the pervasiveness of the internet, but to other technologies such as the explosion of media options
  • Concedes that experts do make mistakes, but argues that the key point is the ability of other well-informed experts to challenge these mistakes and lead to solutions

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