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Is the death of expertise tied to the Anglosphere?

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4 Responses to ‘Is the death of expertise tied to the Anglosphere?’

  1. Catherine C says:

    Great piece, Jack. My brother once summed up Anglophone anti-intellectualism as follows:

    “The fundamental problem with the English-speaking world is that ignorance is not considered a vice.”

    This same brother told me when I was overseas that the way to cure oneself of homesickness was to spend a few hours reading the comments on the NZ Herald website!

  2. Jack Yan says:

    Hi Catherine, how nice to see you comment on my blog! I’ve approved you now so future comments will come straight through.
       Your brother’s quote is very succinct and sums it up beautifully!
       And that cure is foolproof! Reading Stuff might work, too—except in some cases you won’t even need to scroll down to the comments!

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