January 6, 2017

TOM NICHOLS BEMOANS THE DEATH OF EXPERTISE. But the problem is that it was suicide. People would happily trust experts, but experts have again and again proven themselves to be untrustworthy. Intellectual authority requires integrity and self-discipline, and those have been in notably short supply.

UPDATE: From the comments: “A Leftist expert is always a Leftist first and foremost and an ‘expert’ in their given field a very distant second.”