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    Ike and McCarthy

    David Nichols talked about his book Ike and McCarthy: Dwight Eisenhower’s Secret Campaign against Joseph McCarthy, in which he recalls the contentious relationship between President Dwight Eisenhower and Senator Joseph McCarthy. In his book, the author reports that President Eisenhower, maddened by Senator McCarthy’s allegations that the U.S. Army harbored communists, launched a secret initiative to discredit the Senator.

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    The Death of Expertise

    Professor Tom Nichols talked about his book The Death of Expertise: The Campaign Against Established Knowledge and Why it Matters, in which he argues that due to the spread of the internet and 24-hour news everyone feels like they know everything. As a result, the opinions of experts are being discounted or ignored on many important issues. Professor Nichols said that this is a dangerous development that threatens our democracy.

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