The Death of Expertise, 2nd Ed (Oxford University Press)
Wednesday, 01 May 2024

Originally published in 2017 with the subtitle "The Campaign against Established Knowledge and Why it Matters" this book exposes a cult of anti-expertise sentiment coinciding with anti-intellectualism. Tom Nichols addresses how while technology and increasing levels of education have exposed people to more information than ever before, these gains have also helped fuel a surge in narcissistic and misguided intellectual egalitarianism that has crippled informed debates on any number of issues.

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Nichols argues that, paradoxically, the increasingly democratic dissemination of information, rather than producing an educated public, has instead created an army of ill-informed and angry citizens who denounce intellectual achievement. This updated second edition puts forward the thesis that events, such as the COVID pandemic, prove that the assault on expertise has only intensified.

Author: Tom Nichols
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Date: April 2024
Pages: 336
ISBN: 978-0197763834
Print: 0197763839
Kindle: B0CW1WLTM1
Audience: General
Level: Introductory
Category: General interest

 

 

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