Sunday, July 18, 2010

Quotable: Charles Pierce

"The rise of Idiot America ... is essentially a war on expertise ... In the new media age, everybody is a historian, or a scientist, or a preacher, or a sage. And if everyone is an expert, then nobody is, and the worst thing you can be in a society where everybody is an expert is, well, an actual expert."

Charles P. Pierce

ht: Jeff Klein

1 comment:

Quentin said...

Interesting quote for sure. The thing I don't like about the whole 'experts' deal is the assumption that you must delegate all decision making to the 'experts' since you are not one and only 'experts' are qualified enough to comment. It can almost get the point in society where there are experts on every conceivable topic and as a generalist, one is not allowed to make a decision because one is not an 'expert', not that I am against learning or expertise.