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Makeshift hospital beds at the Royal Exhibition Building in Melbourne during the influenza pandemic of 1919. Museum Victoria

We should listen to coronavirus experts, but local wisdom counts too

COVID-19 presents a social as well as a medical crisis, and we will need many different kinds of expertise to survive it
A new book expresses concern that the ‘average American’ has base knowledge so low that it is now plummeting to ‘aggressively wrong’. shutterstock

Book review: The Death of Expertise

Tom Nichols' book The Death of Expertise examines why the relationship between experts and citizens in a democracy is collapsing, and what can be done about it.

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