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"Book traces effort to create doubt of science," CSP '13 student Tim Maher writes in the Poughkeepsie Journal

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CSP student Tim Maher reviewed the book, “Merchants of Doubt: How a Handful of Scientists Obscured the Truth on Issues from Tobacco Smoke to Global Warming” in the Poughkeepsie Journal.

"In their book “Merchants of Doubt,” (Bloomsbury Press, 2010), scientific historians Naomi Oreskes and Erik Conway provide readers with a provocative explanation of how and why a handful of Cold War veterans have been able to control the hearts and minds of many U.S. citizens. The exposé begins at the end of the Cold War, with capitalist ideals emerging victorious and a massively organized body of scientists, military experts, media organizations, politicians and corporations looking to transition into non-wartime work." 
Read the complete review on the CEP Blog.

Author Naomi Oreskes visited Bard College in October of 2011 to deliver the the keynote address at the Hannah Arendt Center’s fourth annual conference, “Truthtelling: Democracy in an Age Withought Facts.” Read more about the keynote address on the
CEP blog

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This event was last updated on 05-16-2012