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In his book, "The Death of Expertise: The Campaign Against Established Knowledge and Why it Matters," Nichols writes he's alarmed by the anger that’s been expressed by some Americans toward academia:
"I fear we are moving beyond a natural skepticism regarding expert claims to the death of the ideal of expertise itself: a Google-fueled, Wikipedia-based, blog-sodden collapse of any division between professionals and laypeople, teachers and students, knowers and wonderers — in other words, between those with achievement in an area and those with none."
Nichols joins Here & Now's Meghna Chakrabarti to talk about the book, and what distrust in expertise looks like today.
This segment aired on March 13, 2017.