Book review: The Death of Expertise

I have to start this review with a confession: I wanted to like this book from the moment I read the title. And I did. Tom Nichols’ The Death of Expertise: The Campaign Against Established Knowledge and Why it Matters is a motivating – if at times slightly depressing – read.

In the author’s words, his goal is to examine:

… the relationship between experts and citizens in a democracy, why that relationship is collapsing, and what all of us, citizens and experts, might do about it.

This resonates strongly with what I see playing out around the world almost every day – from the appalling state of energy politics in Australia, to the frankly bizarre condition of public debate on just about anything in the US and the UK

https://theconversation.com/book-review-the-death-of-expertise-76462?utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Latest+from+The+Conversation+for+July+7+2017+-+77886169&utm_content=Latest+from+The+Conversation+for+July+7+2017+-+77886169+CID_74779f1113b48047182ee2a2a6eddfca&utm_source=campaign_monitor&utm_term=Rod+Lamberts+reviews

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