Looking for a Fight

Looking for a Fight

By John Holbo
Book Description

From stem cell research to intelligent design to global warming, political conflict over science is heating up.

In his 2005 bestseller, The Republican War on Science, journalist Chris Mooney made the case that, again and again, even overwhelming scientific consensus has met immovable political obstacles. And, again and again, those obstacles have arisen on the right—from the Bush administration, from coalitions of Republicans and from individually powerful Republicans. As the new paperback edition announces, Mooney’s book, “brings this whole story together for the first time, weaving the disparate strands of the attack on science into a compelling and frightening account of our government’s increasing unwillingness to distinguish between legitimate research and ideologically driven pseudoscience.”

Looking for a Fight: Is There a Republican War on Science? started life as a ‘book event’—an online, roundtable-style critical symposium on Mooney’s work, hosted at Crooked Timber (crookedtimber.org). Eight contributors offered reviews, discussion and critical commentary. And Mooney responded to his critics. Now the event is a book, available here in print for the first time and online (for free download at parlorpress.com).

Table of Contents
  • Title Page
  • Copyright Page
  • Publication Information
  • Table of Contents
  • Book Chapters
    • 1 Republican War on Science: Introduction to a Seminar
    • 2 The Republican War on Science
    • 3 War on Science
    • 4 Worldwide War on Science
    • 5 The Stars and Stripes Down to Earth
    • 6 Mooney Minus the Polemic?
    • 7 War with the Newts
    • 8 The War and the Quarrels
    • 9 If There’s a War, Please Direct Me to the Battlefield
    • 10 The Revolution Will Not Be Synthesized
    • 11 War over Science or War on Science
    • 12 Man, You Guys Worked Me Hard . . .
  • Contributors
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