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The Death of Expertise with Tom Nichols

The Death of Expertise with author Tom Nichols.

In this episode of “Did You Hear?” author Tom Nichols talks about his new book “The Death of Expertise.” It’s a well-thought out treatment of how the internet has given rise to a culture of distrust of experts. Knowledge gained from years of study and research can sometimes give way to wild theories spun online without evidence to back them up. “Alternative facts,” argues Nichols, can supplant actual facts and the result can be a danger to our health, our societal cohesion and our democracy.

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