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Anti-Science and the Assault on Democracy

Defending Reason in a Free Society

Author: Michael J. Thompson

Publisher: Prometheus Books

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Category: Science

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Defending the role that science must play in democratic society--science defined not just in terms of technology but as a way of approaching problems and viewing the world. In this collection of original essays, experts in political science, the hard sciences, philosophy, history, and other disciplines examine contemporary anti-science trends, and make a strong case that respect for science is essential for a healthy democracy. The editors note that a contradiction lies at the heart of modern society. On the one hand, we inhabit a world increasingly dominated by science and technology. On the other, opposition to science is prevalent in many forms--from arguments against the teaching of evolution and the denial of climate change to the promotion of alternative medicine and outlandish claims about the effects of vaccinations. Adding to this grass-roots hostility toward science are academics espousing postmodern relativism, which equates the methods of science with regimes of "power-knowledge." While these cultural trends are sometimes marketed in the name of "democratic pluralism," the contributors contend that such views are actually destructive of a broader culture appropriate for a democratic society. This is especially true when facts are degraded as "fake news" and scientists are dismissed as elitists. Rather than enhancing the capacity for rational debate and critical discourse, the authors view such anti-science stances on either the right or the left as a return to premodern forms of subservience to authority and an unwillingness to submit beliefs to rational scrutiny. Beyond critiquing attitudes hostile to science, the essays in this collection put forward a positive vision for how we might better articulate the relation between science and democracy and the benefits that accrue from cultivating this relationship.

The Assault on Freedom

A Compendium of Theoretical and Policy Statements by the Communist Movement, Domestic and International, and by Other Organizations Committed to the Violent Overthrow of Free Institutions

Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on the Judiciary. Subcommittee to Investigate the Administration of the Internal Security Act and Other Internal Security Laws

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Category: Communism

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Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists

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Page: 48

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The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists is the premier public resource on scientific and technological developments that impact global security. Founded by Manhattan Project Scientists, the Bulletin's iconic "Doomsday Clock" stimulates solutions for a safer world.

Bending the Twig

Conservative Educational Criticism and the Revival of the Right, 1900-1966

Author: Stuart Dean Graybill

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Page: 940

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Papers from the Conference on the Scientific Spirit and Democratic Faith

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Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists

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The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists is the premier public resource on scientific and technological developments that impact global security. Founded by Manhattan Project Scientists, the Bulletin's iconic "Doomsday Clock" stimulates solutions for a safer world.

Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science

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Category: Political science

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Socialism and the Struggle for the Rights of Lesbians & Gay Men

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Category: Gay rights

Page: 47

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The Role of Behavioral Science in Physical Security

Proceedings of the Third Annual Symposium, May 2-4, 1978

Author: Joel J. Kramer

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Category: Crime prevention

Page: 107

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Science, Technology and Society

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Science, Technology & Society

Curriculum Newsletter of the Lehigh University STS Program

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Political Science Review

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The Communist Party's Cold War Against Congressional Investigation of Subversion

Report, and Testimony of Robert Carrillo Ronstadt. Committee on Un-American Activities, House of Representatives, Eighty-seventh Congress, Second Session

Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Un-American Activities

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Category: Communism

Page: 48

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Contains committee report, which includes April 25, 1962 testimony on alleged Communist Party campaign to discredit the Senate and House anti-communist investigating committees.

The Virginia Quarterly Review

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Science and Public Affairs

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Failed States

The Abuse of Power and the Assault on Democracy

Author: Noam Chomsky

Publisher: Penguin UK

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Category: Political Science

Page: 320

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The United States asserts the right to use military force against ‘failed states’ around the globe. But as Noam Chomsky argues in this devastating analysis, America shares features with many of the regimes it insists are failing and constitute a danger to their neighbours. Offering a comprehensive and radical examination of America past and present, Chomsky shows how this lone superpower – which topples foreign governments, invades states that threaten its interests and imposes sanctions on regimes it opposes – has stretched its own democratic institutions to breaking point. And how an America in crisis places the world ever closer to the brink of nuclear and environmental disaster.

Democracy Under Assault

Theopolitics, Incivility and Violence on the Right

Author: Michele Swenson

Publisher: Sol Ventures Press

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Category: Political Science

Page: 272

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Swenson presents an in-depth examination of the fracture of the church-state divide, challenges to the independent judiciary, resurrected 19th-century science and socioeconomic Darwinism, as well as revisionist history.

The James Sprunt Studies in History and Political Science

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The Saturday Review of Politics, Literature, Science and Art

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The New Atlantis

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