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The Death of Expertise

The Campaign Against Established Knowledge and Why it Matters

By Tom Nichols
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The Death of Expertise: The Campaign Against Established Knowledge and Why it Matters by Tom Nichols

The Death of Expertise (2017) examines the current attacks on science and knowledge that seem to be on the rise in our current technological and political environment. What has happened to objective truths being the truth and facts being indisputable? Why is science now a matter of political partisanship? Find out what’s really going on and why this is one of the most important issues of our day.

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“During my studies, I realised that many people treat education as a commodity that they can purchase and then put on their CVs. These blinks explain why the days of campuses being places of true educational expertise are over and lay open alarming truths about the world we’re living in.”

– Robyn, German Production Manager at Blinkist

  • Citizens looking for facts rather than political rhetoric
  • Readers concerned about fake news and misinformation
  • Students of political science and communications

Tom Nichols is a Professor of National Security Affairs at the US Naval War College, as well as an adjunct professor at the Harvard Extension School. He is a respected authority on foreign policy issues and international security, and is the author of many books on these subjects including Eve of Destruction: The Coming Age of Preventive War and The Russian Presidency.

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