"Podcast Out" by David A. Banks at The New Inquiry
None of this would be important if NPR’s science journalism existed in a vacuum. It does not. The individualistic perspective endemic to NPR pervades all progressive thinking, and the question of which disciplines contribute to our common sense–behavioral economists instead of sociologists, psychologists instead of historians–has direct political implications. To be clear, this is not a blanket indictment of expertise brought to bear on social problems. Rather, the left must step back from the brink of outright scientism and reevaluate its deployment of positivist explanations for social and political problems.