Who Says We Know? On the New Politics of Knowledge” by Larry Sanger, via the Edge foundation. Sanger is a co-founder of Wikipedia who began a competitor site, the Citizendium. He writes:

“It is no exaggeration to say that epistemic egalitarianism, as illustrated especially by Wikipedia, places Truth in the service of Equality.  Ultimately, at the bottom of the debate, the deep modern commitment to specialization is in an epic struggle with an equally deep modern commitment to egalitarianism.  It’s Truth versus Equality, and as much as I love Equality, if it comes down to choosing, I’m on the side of Truth.”

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