It’s been over five years and hundreds of posts, and it’s time to shutter this project. I haven’t been here for a while, as you might have noticed, since I’m doing a lot of writing now for The Federalist, The New York . . .
I had no idea, when I first wrote “The Death of Expertise” as a blog post here, that it would go viral. It was picked up by The Federalist, and was the most-read post of its first year in publication. (And . . .
I shall now speak in defense of my profession. Like all academic papers, this one is going to be long, but bear with me. Think of it as assigned reading. What moved me to to do this was a gratuitous shot taken . . .
Although various states in the early American Union put aside a day of gratitude, it wasn’t until the middle of the U.S. Civil War that Abraham Lincoln declared a national day of Thanksgiving.