Do facts matter? Do Americans still care anymore about electing leaders who have expertise? Is our country just under-informed or are we wrongly-informed? These questions are the subject of Tom Nichols’ new book, The Death Of Expertise: The Campaign Against Established Knowledge And How It Matters. A professor on national security at the Naval War College, Nichols joins the show to talk about his book, our media culture, and the vexing challenges facing the U.S. in Syria and North Korea.
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