Tom Nichols Has an Epic Twitter Meltdown and Makes You Feel Good About Voting for Trump: One of the blessings of the Trump candidacy and presidency has been identifying people who had portrayed themselves as conservatives for years but were suddenly revealed as being interested only in the grift. They wanted speaking fees and free flights and free meals and accommodations and book deals and to be invited to all the best parties. They wanted to feel superior to the people for whom they claimed to provide intellectual leadership. One of those guys was Tom Nichols. He became famous, such as that was, by writing a book called the “Death of Expertise,” in which you learn it is VERY VERY BAD to ignore experts and, unsurprisingly, that Nichols claimed a rather ratty and tattered mantle of expertise is hardly a surprise to anyone. It was more the cri de coeur of someone who everyone was discovering was something of a mediocrity than a cautionary tale for society.
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