Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Speaking of books I read...

...a long time ago, a review in the Times today reminded me of In Defense of Elitism, by William A. Henry III.

The book reviewed today was The Death of Expertise: The Campaign Against Established Knowledge and Why It Matters, by Tom Nichols. According to the author:

Americans have reached a point where ignorance, especially of anything related to public policy, is an actual virtue.

Or as I would put it, there's a reason you don't want me piloting your plane, performing open heart surgery on your father or even working on your car. I don't have the expertise.

1 comment:

Joe Tracy said...

I just bought "The Death of Expertise"!