Much ink has been spilled and many teeth gnashed among the media and academic class over the last year over the death or experts and expertise. According to, oddly enough “experts”, the popular will is overthrowing the proper rule of experts and creating a world without real expertise. That is the thesis of Tom Nichols’ The Death of Expertise: The Campaign Against Established Knowledge and Why It Matters.
This is complete nonsense. What is happening is not the death of expertise but the rational pushback against the overreach of experts.More