Perhaps the most important point of Shawn Lawrence Otto s Fool Me Twice: Fighting the Assault on Science in America is that the voting public can, in fact, take up arms against politicians who would sway their constituents with sheerly rhetorical claims about public policy decisions that should be based instead on the relevant science.
In Dispatch, we try to inform our readers about the relevant science which is why ACSH s Alyssa Pelish was pleased to review Otto s just-published book for Science magazine. As Pelish observes,
The review offers an ultimately positive appraisal of Otto s consideration of how to more closely align major health and environmental policy decisions with the science behind them. We think you should read both the review and Otto s book.