DEVIN STEWART: Is there a danger that Russia might take advantage of perceived ignorance in the White House, like Khrushchev did with Kennedy?TOM NICHOLS: I have that fear very strongly. What to do about the deadly misfits among us? Tom Nichols (@RadioFreeTom) July 30, 2021. Our next-door neighbor was a police officer. But interestingly enough, I think, again, it's that problem of metacognition. Seeing someone such as Senator Ben Sasse of Nebraska or the ever-troubled Senator Susan Collins of Maine rediscover their voices now that the die seems to be cast is not particularly inspiring. And that pertains to anything, whether it's writing or acting or singing or any human endeavor.DEVIN STEWART: But the metacognition is also the awareness that you don't have the expertise.TOM NICHOLS: That's right.DEVIN STEWART: So as long as you're self-aware enough to know that there is something lacking in your skill set or your knowledge base, that's the key. Nor did Americans ever consider whether or when Afghanistan, as a source of terrorist threats to the U.S., had been effectively neutralized. But courage exercised only when the coast is clear is not courage; it is opportunism. Listen. Foxes have a very broad knowledge; hedgehogs have a very deep but narrow knowledge. The Death of Expertise: The Campaign Against Established Knowledge and Why it Matters is a 2017 nonfiction book by Tom Nichols.It is an expansion of a 2014 article published in The Federalist.. Summary. My older half-brother, who lived a few streets away, was a police officer. In doing so, the program also cultivates the next generation of moral leaders across the Pacific. Tom Nichols's mother's name is unknown at this time and his father's name is under review. You can be angry with the Court for furthering and enabling this weirdness, but its not the Courts fault. Across the world today, there is active hostility towards experts, says Tom Nichols of the U.S. TOM NICHOLS: Thanks for having me, Devin. This is very sad. By Tom Nichols Vladimir Putin during his briefing after the State Council meeting at the Grand Kremlin Palace on December 22, 2022 ( Getty) February 21, 2023 This is an edition of The Atlantic. So I went on the offensive, writing and speaking out even more. By hosting people-to-people exchanges, facilitating original research, and producing timely podcasts, videos, and reports on the most consequential moral, economic, and strategic issues of this era, Asia Dialogues advances cross-cultural dialogue and offers critical insights on how to reimagine the international system. Hi Tom! They don't have to tell you what to do. He sits at the end of the bar, and he begins every sentence with, "Well, it's a known fact" or "Studies have shown, Diane," and he starts lecturing on something completely stupid that he has no idea what he's talking about. ), What I remember about guns is that I remember almost nothing about guns. A few needed law enforcement to step in because of threats to their lives and to their families. So there is suspicion on both sides of the aisle. As we approach Election Day, my career and my constitutional rights remain intact. Looking at what we have in office and the whole spectrum, what could possibly go wrong?TOM NICHOLS: Let's just stipulate that World War III is the worst thing that can go wrong. We're just not. Tell me about some of these letters that you're getting from all over the world. To change your comments display name, click here. But yes, you're the victim here, not the viewers who had no idea they were getting played by @FoxNews. This is approaching Alex Jones-level conspiracy theorizing. He said point-blank: "The experts are no good. If Ron DeSantis wants to gut Floridas public colleges, thats up to Floridians. I did get onea story I always tell out here on the roadfrom a molecular biologist in France, saying "thank you," and I thought, Wow! Its been a year since Russia invaded Ukraine, and the war continues. They just want to say, "I'm awesome," because thats the feedback they get from an educational system that says that all the kids are awesome and because nobody ever wants to correct their friends and sayit's kind of like being at karaoke, and the guy goes up there and he massacres a song and then steps down and says, "I nailed it, right? De Tocqueville talks about it, that it's this kind of egalitarian streak in American culture, and it does lapse into anti-intellectualism. The problem is an adolescent, drama-laden gun culture, a romance with weapons that became extreme only in the past quarter century. Toms tinfoil hat must be cutting off the circulation to his brain. But before we move on, before we head back to the mall, before we resume posting memes, and before we return to bickering with each other about whether we should have to mask up at Starbucks, let us remember that this day came about for one reason, and one reason only. We stood and fought. The senior figures there responded immediately. Meh. I was at my church's annual Greek festival, about to grab some souvlaki and baklava with my young daughter, when my phone rang. I think most people don't want to do that second part. But I think that something has changed in that, and I think that now people are not just suspicious of experts or feel the need to test them, they're actively hostile to experts, and they feel that they know as much or more than experts, which is really kind of an astounding claim.DEVIN STEWART: How did that new hostility come into place? My activism for #LoveIsNotTourism is in my freaking bio. 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Some sent messages telling me that they looked forward to my official execution or other versions of my untimely death. See, Baier asked her question to Walensky, and Area Expert Tom Nichols was absolutely beside himself: Honest to God, @BretBaier is now asking @CDCDirector how come people in Austria cant come to visit their grandchildren while illegal immigrants are pouring in over the border and saying that the high Covid rates in the south are because of illegal immigrants. It's a great book, and it has a funny cover too.TOM NICHOLS: I should tell you that the cover has all of these fake Twitter quotes on it. Other conservatives who spoke privately and sometimes publicly of Trump with utter contempt in 2016 buckled that November. A shroud is settling over the dreams many of us had at the end of the 20th century. This, apparently, somehow makes it logical to link illegal immigration with travel bans during a pandemic and not at all just the usual red-meat, nativist bullshit from Fox. The US Outspends Russia 10X On Military, But They Are Equals. You would need an electron microscope to detect the effect of Afghanistan on any congressional race in the last decade, Biddle said early this year. For the first time in my life, I felt like a dissident. No one turned to the American people during the fall of Saigon and said, This is on you.. Your implication that I behaved unethically by tweeting a question to ask my government official is preposterous. I had turned it down flat.). And they forget that for a lay person these are really complicated and difficult issues. The house is airy and bright, and Lauren and Cameron, fingers laced, wander the rooms imagining the life they might have there together. Or as a writer; when you write something and you step back and you look at that paragraph and you say, "Hey, woo. In the meantime, American citizens will separate into their usual camps and identify all of the obvious causes and culprits except for one: themselves. The Supreme Court has now affirmed that all these guys can be the handsome ranger with the Big Iron on their hip., Ellen Carmichael (@ellencarmichael) August 1, 2021. Americas not at war was a common refrain among the troops. Homosexuals Persecuting Christians in America - Do You Feel The Walls Closing In? French Voice Jury Marvel at Orthodox Seminarians' Breathtaking Performance, What is the Single Most Important, Most Beautiful Thing in Orthodox Christianity? As it turned out, even before the Breitbart story dropped, my employer had already determined that I had not violated any laws or regulations. So when Fox News Bret Baier solicited questions on Twitter for his interview with CDC Director Rochelle Walensky, Carmichael offered up a question about the travel restrictions: Tonight on #SpecialReport Ill sit down with @CDCDirector Dr. Rochelle Walensky & Im looking for your questions. But I also think lay people have to let go of the kind of poisonous talk radio tropes about how experts are the enemy and mean to do you harm and are just trying to line their pockets, and to recognize that we all do live in the same community and in the same society and that we really can take expertise and common sense and wed them together to return to something like the country we used to be, I hope.DEVIN STEWART: So "be nice to one another" is ancient wisdom.TOM NICHOLS: Know thyself.DEVIN STEWART: Know thyself and be nice.TOM NICHOLS: And the Golden Rule, yes., Will knows the person because it was a conservative writer and consultant who fed the question to Fox. But as comforting as it would be to blame Obama and Trump, we must look inward and admit that we told our elected leadersof both partiesthat they were facing a no-win political test. He blames trends in higher education (such as focus on self-esteem and tolerance of narcissism leading to grade inflation and over-confidence in one's own abilities), the Internet, and the explosion of media options for the anti-expertise and anti-intellectual sentiment which he sees as being on the rise. But win or lose, our goal will become something else. Have just been notified that hes on day 3 of talking about me #BloomWhereYoureLaunderedandPlanted, Ellen Carmichael (@ellencarmichael) August 2, 2021. He is also a five-time undefeated Jeopardy champion. The professor grew up in Chicopee, Massachusetts. (1/2), I didnt bring up illegal immigration., Hi, @ellencarmichael. Tom Nichols on Twitter | Lamb recipes, Greek lamb recipes, Boneless leg of lamb Dec 29, 2020 - "Tomorrow, as I always do on New Year's, I'll be making my grandmother's Greek lamb recipe. Baier did nothing wrong. (Ill plead one personal exemption: When I was a little boy, relatives in Greece once posed me in a Greek Evzone-soldier costume with my uncles hunting shotgun. The future of the world order is at stake. Were at war. That's a keeper." Once more details are available on who he is dating, we will update this section. DEVIN STEWART: Wonderful. Sarah Longwell: Why people who hate Trump stick with him., Soyour gripe is not the question, but who asked the question? It's about Fox's craptacular attempt to launder a GOP consultant's "question" as part of an interview with Wallensky. The election of Petr Pavel is important to Czechsand to Americans. This comment reveals the depths of the Republican Partys moral collapse. That's kind of weird. To mock us or use it as a way to dunk on Republicans or Fox News or whatever is incredibly screwed up. As is Tom drawing attention to his awfulness its important that as many people as possible realize what kind of person he is. Baier, apparently not realizing Carmichael has already owned the planted question and said so publicly on Twitter, doubles down: Carmichael, unfortunately, now inadvertently rats out Baier or whoever tacked on the immigration bullshit and plays the victim (which is a very savvy political consultant move, I guess). The second best result is Tom Nichols age 60s in Mount Sterling, KY. Little did Carmichael realize when she asked that question that she was about to kick the mother of all hornets nests. Now I was accused of legal wrongdoing for expressing my political views as a private citizen. I do political/policy PR on totally unrelated topics so Im therefore ineligible to petition my government on this one that impacts my family. A serious peoplethe kind of people we once werewould have made serious choices, long before this current debacle was upon them. You need to spend at least an hour with me"whoever the Russia expert is"before you walk into that room." I used to think of myself as a gun-control conservativeI supported both the right to own firearms and the interest of the state to limit that rightbut Americas gun culture isnt about rights.