This one is kinda long, but it's an important set of concepts -- about how democracy works and the roles of both experts and citizens in a democratic republic.
This relationship between experts and citizens rests on a foundation of mutual respect and trust. When that foundation erodes, experts and laypeople become warring factions and democracy itself can become a casualty, decaying into mob rule or elitist technocracy. Living in a world awash in gadgets and once unimaginable conveniences and entertainments, Americans (and many other Westerners) have become almost childlike in their refusal to learn enough to govern themselves or to guide the policies that affect their lives. This is a collapse of functional citizenship, and it enables a cascade of other baleful consequences.
I had some trouble copying this one, so you might have to go to the website to read it.
Find it here: https://www.foreignaffairs.
com/articles/united-states/ 2017-02-13/how-america-lost- faith-expertise?cid=soc-fb-rdr