Books et al.Science Policy

The art of misleading the public

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Science  14 Feb 2020:
Vol. 367, Issue 6479, pp. 747
DOI: 10.1126/science.aba5495

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At the dawn of a new decade and in a pivotal election year, we face un­precedented challenges that threaten the environment, public health, and security. Meanwhile, dark money is being funneled through powerful lobbyists, plaguing the process of enacting informed, evidence-based policies. David Michaels's new book, The Triumph of Doubt, is a tour de force that examines how frequently, and easily, sci­ence has been manipulated to discredit expertise and account­ability on issues ranging from obesity and concussions to opi­oids and climate change.

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