Merchants of Doubt

In their new book, Merchants of Doubt, historians Naomi Oreskes and Erik Conway
explain how a loose–knit group of high-level scientists, with extensive political connections,
ran effective campaigns to mislead the public and deny well-established scientific
knowledge over four decades. In seven compelling chapters addressing tobacco, acid rain,
the ozone hole, global warming, and DDT, Oreskes and Conway roll back the rug on this
dark corner of the American scientific community, showing how the ideology of free
market fundamentalism, aided by a too-compliant media, has skewed public understanding
of some of the most pressing issues of our era.

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