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The Death Of Expertise

Author : Tom Nichols
ISBN : 9780190469412
Genre : Education, Higher
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People are now exposed to more information than ever before, provided both by technology and by increasing access to every level of education. These societal gains, however, have also helped fuel a surge in narcissistic and misguided intellectual egalitarianism that has crippled informed debates on any number of issues. Today, everyone knows everything: with only a quick trip through WebMD or Wikipedia, average citizens believe themselves to be on an equal intellectual footing with doctors and diplomats. All voices, even the most ridiculous, demand to be taken with equal seriousness, and any claim to the contrary is dismissed as undemocratic elitism. As Tom Nichols shows in The Death of Expertise, this rejection of experts has occurred for many reasons, including the openness of the internet, the emergence of a customer satisfaction model in higher education, and the transformation of the news industry into a 24-hour entertainment machine. Paradoxically, the increasingly democratic dissemination of information, rather than producing an educated public, has instead created an army of ill-informed and angry citizens who denounce intellectual achievement. Nichols has deeper concerns than the current rejection of expertise and learning, noting that when ordinary citizens believe that no one knows more than anyone else, democratic institutions themselves are in danger of falling either to populism or to technocracy-or in the worst case, a combination of both. The Death of Expertise is not only an exploration of a dangerous phenomenon but also a warning about the stability and survival of modern democracy in the Information Age.
Category: Education, Higher

Navigating Post Truth And Alternative Facts

Author : Jennifer Baldwin
ISBN : 9781498580090
Genre : Religion
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Navigating Post-Truth and Alternative Facts: Religion and Science as Political Theology is an edited volume that explores the critical intersection of religion, science, and politics. Contributors reflect on the role of interdisciplinary scholarship for the health of a society threatened by post-truth and alternative facts.
Category: Religion

Culture Still Matters Notes From The Field

Author : Daniel Varisco
ISBN : 9789004381339
Genre : Social Science
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Culture Still Matters: Notes from the Field is a critical defence of anthropology's contributions to analysis of significant social and cultural issues through ethnographic fieldwork, covering theoretical concepts about culture and their critiques in readable prose.
Category: Social Science

Congressional Record

Author : United States. Congress
ISBN : STANFORD:36105216466792
Genre : Law
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The Congressional Record is the official record of the proceedings and debates of the United States Congress. It is published daily when Congress is in session. The Congressional Record began publication in 1873. Debates for sessions prior to 1873 are recorded in The Debates and Proceedings in the Congress of the United States (1789-1824), the Register of Debates in Congress (1824-1837), and the Congressional Globe (1833-1873)
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ISBN : UOM:39015036638669
Genre : Broadcasting
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The Army

Author : Ashley Brown
ISBN : 0918678420
Genre : History
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Category: History