(Why) The English-Speaking World is the New Soviet Union
umair haque

Completely agree that the Anglo world is shooting its own feet off repeatedly through solipsism. You lose me when you complain about the commentariat being rewarded for being wrong: most glaringly, the publication you chastise for getting more readers after poor coverage of the election is hardly the true source of Anglo-centrist, myopic expert-bashing (even if it went along with some of it); and Nate Silver didn’t “get it wrong”. His analysis was one of the few that pointed to Trump rising and HRC falling, in particular during crucial final week(s), and the election was won with such tiny numbers that his/their prediction fell well within normal margins of error. To bash Silver and the 538 statistical approach is to fall prey to the very dumbing down, expert-bashing that you claim to oppose.

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