Book Review: The Death of Expertise

The Death of Expertise: The Campaign Against Established Knowledge and Why It Matters

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Death_of_Expertise

“The Death of Expertise” by Tom Nichols is a timely piece to the ongoing information endemic, especially in America. Quoting Issac Asimov:

There is a cult of ignorance in the United States, and there always has been. The strain of anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that “my ignorance is just a good as your knowledge.”

The book describes the author’s view of why experts are so important in a democracy and the relationship between expertise the public. And it also goes on to decry the ongoing decay in this relationship, where citizens are increasingly losing trust in experts, and experts are increasingly finding it difficult to communicate with their audience.

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Book Review: Data and Goliath

https://play.google.com/store/books/details/Bruce_Schneier_Data_and_Goliath_The_Hidden_Battles?id=MwF-BAAAQBAJ
https://www.amazon.com/dp/039335217X/

“Data and Goliath” is an excellent book a friend recommended.
It’s a summary of all the dangerous and negative ways data, and the “Big Data” technology can
shape our societies. The author Bruce Schneier is
a prominent expert in cryptography who published impactful works on
cryptography and issues on privacy. He’s also on the board of directors of Electronic Frontier Foundation.

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