"The scales have fallen from our eyes and we find that we don't care about almost anything they have to say about any subject. That subtle unspoken contract of implicit trust — between news providers and news consumers, between pedagogues and students, between experts and the rest of us — that bond has been broken, that trust shattered."
Writes Roger Kimball, encountering a question asked by me.
My question was: "The experts got blindsided by what happened on Election Day, so why should we care how they try to explain it now?"
Kimball thinks the Trump election is dissolving "the smug, 'progressive' (don't call it 'liberal') dispensation that had insinuated itself like a toxic fog throughout our cultural institutions — our media, our universities, our think tanks and beyond."
Kimball also talks about an article in Elle that I've noticed but avoided blogging. But I'm going to make a separate post for it.