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|Quote (Hermagoras @ April 30 2011,12:04)|
It's true. If you want to understand the word equivocation, the last person to ask is a rhetoric scholar.
Expertise is overrated.
The rise of Idiot America...represents the ascendancy of the notion that the people we should trust the least are the people who know best what they're talking about. In the new media age, everybody is a historian, or a scientist, or a preacher, or a sage. And if everybody is an expert, then nobody is, and the worst thing you can be in a society where everybody is an expert is, well, an actual expert.
-- Charles Pierce, Idiot America: How Stupidity Became a Virtue in the Land of the Free
Edited by KCdgw on May 01 2011,07:22
Those who know the truth are not equal to those who love it-- Confucius