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Tom Nichols on the Death of Expertise

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Tom Nichols is an academic specialist on international affairs, currently a professor at the U.S. Naval War College and at the Harvard Extension School. His work deals with issues involving Russia, nuclear weapons, and national security affairs. He was previously a fellow at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, the Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs, and the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. Nichols taught international relations as well as Soviet and Russian Affairs at Dartmouth College and Georgetown University. He was also a fellow in the International Security Program at the Harvard Kennedy School. Nichols was the Chairman of National Security Affairs at the U.S. Naval War College where he also held the Forrest Sherman Chair of Public Diplomacy. Nichols is a former Secretary of the Navy Fellow and also a fellow in the International Security Program and the Project on Managing the Atom at the Harvard Kennedy School. LYRICS: Having strong opinions Is not the same as knowing things Experts are more likely to be right Now we're all.... Google-fuelled and wiki-fed Conspiracies, easily led Our feelings matter more to us than facts Experts say unanimously It's the death of expertise Democracy's in jeopardy We're our own worst enemy the death of expertise Ignorance was made a virtue by Social entrepreneurs who Confuse obscurantism with humility But now we're all omnicompetent And demanding  our entitlement Our society could quickly cease to function Experts say unanimously It's the death of expertise       Democracy's in jeopardy We're our own worst enemy the death of expertise Ensuring all have equal rights Doesn't mean that all opinions are right And disagreeings not insulting Saying you're wrong's not saying you're stupid It's not elitist or undemocratic To say that professionals know more about their work than you do Experts say unanimously It's the death of expertise       Democracy's in jeopardy We're our own worst enemy the death of expertise

1hr 1min

18 Jun 2021

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Breaking Now! Unhinged Trump’s Prison Nightmare @ NY AG Criminal Probe + A Conversation With Tom Nichols

Mea Culpa with Michael Cohen

This week the walls closed in a little further on the Former Guy as New York Attorney General ‘Tish James announced her department would be investigating the Trump Organization in a criminal capacity. This significant development comes with sweeping powers for the investigators to root out fraud and spells doom for the former president who fears prison above and beyond all else. Matt Gaetz’s wingman Joel Greenberg pleads guilty to six counts including underage sex trafficking and agrees to flip on Gaetz. Details of a cocaine and hooker fueled party at a Trump defense fundraiser in Orlando adds to the Congressman’s trouble. Finally, Tom Nichols joins Mea Culpa to discuss the GOP’s drift into insanity and authoritarianism.

1hr 37mins

21 May 2021

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Tom Nichols on Biden’s “Boring” Presidency and a Narcissistic Nation

GZero World with Ian Bremmer

After four years of President Trump lobbing red meat to his base nearly every day, President Joe Biden’s first 100 days in office have been refreshingly “boring.” He’s fired off zero early-morning Twitter rants and picked no fights with professional sport teams nor Mika Brzezinski.  That’s not to say, however, that he hasn’t been busy. Since January 20th, Biden has issued more executive orders than any president since FDR, 40 of them by mid-April. His administration has already blown through their (admittedly low bar) goal of 100 million vaccinations in 100 days, topping 200 million. He’s also gotten a record $1.9 trillion stimulus deal through Congress and announced a complete troop withdrawal from Afghanistan by 9/11/21. According to international relations expert and Atlantic contributor, Tom Nichols, that’s exactly the kind of “boring” America needs right now.  Especially at a time when the nation is going through what he calls a “narcissism pandemic.” Nichols joins Ian Bremmer for a conversation on the GZERO World podcast.

22mins

1 May 2021

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77. For Every Ivan Toney You Get Ten Tom Nichols

The Yellow Block

Transfer deadline day, the youth, the pitch and the dome. Sponsored by South Lincs Security (https://southlincssecurity.com)This episode of The Yellow Block was brought to you by: Jarred – co-host / Matt – co-host / Tim – co-host / Dan Wheldon – associate producer / Marc A. Price – associate producer / Jacob Troughton – associate producer / Keith Parish – associate producer / George Shaw – associate producer / Caiden Peacher – associate producer / Tom Skinner – associate producer / Kieran Frew – associate producer / Danny – producerA Cork Hill Network production (www.thecorkhillnetwork.com)Subscribe to The Yellow Block club on Patreon to get access to exclusive bonus content (www.patreon.com/theyellowblock)Recorded remotely.Email: hello@thecorkhillnetwork.comPlease subscribe, rate and review on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or Google Podcasts.See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

48mins

3 Feb 2021

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The Doorstep: The World Waits for the Next U.S. President, with Professor Tom Nichols

Carnegie Council Audio Podcast

As America waits for counts to come in from the last handful of swing states and the Trump campaign files lawsuits, leaders around the world are anxiously watching. What do rivals like China and Russia expect? What do allies hope for from a potential Biden presidency? In this episode of the "The Doorstep," U.S. Naval War College's Professor Tom Nichols joins the hosts to discuss the election from a historical and international perspective and the ways that Gen Z can be more influential in foreign affairs.

45mins

5 Nov 2020

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E20 Experts with Tom Nichols

I Don't Know About That

In this episode, the team discusses being an expert with author of "The Death of Expertise: The Campaign Against Established Knowledge and Why it Matters", Tom Nichols.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

1hr 32mins

22 Sep 2020

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Tom Nichols, Author, The Death of Expertise Pt. 2

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Tom Nichols could impress anyone by the fact that he is a five-time Jeopardy! champion, and ranks as one of the best who has played the TV game. Add to it that he is a professor of National Security Affairs at the U.S. Naval War College and an adjunct professor at the Harvard Extension School, and the resume impresses even more.But Nichols says he has had occasions where people have tried to diminish his expertise on several subjects, and in fact have attempted to impress him with their own expertise in areas where they had no training whatsoever. And it wasn’t an isolated incident.“These are dangerous times,” says Nichols, who adds that he only speaks for himself, and not the college or the federal government. “Never have so many people had access to so much knowledge, and yet been so resistant to learning anything.”Loyalty360’s Mark Johnson recently had a lively discussion with Tom Nichols about his bestselling book, The Death of Expertise, which Publishers Weekly says that “The crux of the book's argument is that ... the American public has grown increasingly hostile to expertise.”

25mins

17 Sep 2020

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Tom Nichols, Author, The Death of Expertise

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Tom Nichols could impress anyone by the fact that he is a five-time Jeopardy! champion, and ranks as one of the best who has played the TV game. Add to it that he is a professor of National Security Affairs at the U.S. Naval War College and an adjunct professor at the Harvard Extension School, and the resume impresses even more.But Nichols says he has had occasions where people have tried to diminish his expertise on several subjects, and in fact have attempted to impress him with their own expertise in areas where they had no training whatsoever. And it wasn’t an isolated incident.“These are dangerous times,” says Nichols, who adds that he only speaks for himself, and not the college or the federal government. “Never have so many people had access to so much knowledge, and yet been so resistant to learning anything.”Loyalty360’s Mark Johnson recently had a lively discussion with Tom Nichols about his bestselling book, The Death of Expertise, which Publishers Weekly says that “The crux of the book's argument is that ... the American public has grown increasingly hostile to expertise.”

25mins

15 Sep 2020

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Tom Nichols on Trump’s Amazing Interview

The Bulwark Podcast

On today's Bulwark Podcast, Tom Nichols joins Charlie Sykes to discuss the 2020 election, the 2024 election, as well as the "burn it all down" debate within the GOP.Special Guest: Tom Nichols.

52mins

4 Aug 2020

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DtSR Episode 400 - Tom Nichols on Expertise

Down the Security Rabbithole Podcast

Friends and Colleagues! We've made it. Milestone episode 400 of the podcast is here. And for the 400th episode I have none other than Mr. Tom Nichols. He's truly a qualified expert on a topic that needs some serious attention in today's world - expertise. In fact, he's written a book about it. Please enjoy this episode, share it, and I want to thank Tom for taking the time out of his crazy schedule to laugh, educate, and drop a little bit of snark into our day. Guest: Tom Nichols LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/tom-nichols-94a7a23/ Twitter: @RadioFreeTom Go get and read his book: https://smile.amazon.com/Death-Expertise-Campaign-Established-Knowledge/dp/0190865970/

43mins

24 Jun 2020

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