By Shawn Lawrence Otto
WINNER of the 2012 Minnesota ebook Award for nonfiction
"One of crucial books released in the USA within the final decade." - television information Anchor and columnist Don Shelby
"Whenever the folks are good informed," Thomas Jefferson wrote, "they will be relied on with their very own government." But what occurs in a global ruled by way of advanced technological know-how? Are the folk nonetheless well-enough trained to be depended on with their very own govt? And with under 2 percentage of Congress with any expert history in technology, how can our executive be depended on to steer us within the correct direction? Will the media shop us? Don't anticipate it. In early 2008, of the 2,975 questions requested the applicants for president simply six pointed out the phrases "global warming" or "climate change," the best coverage problem dealing with America. to place that during standpoint, 3 questions pointed out UFOs. Today the world's significant unsolved demanding situations all revolve round technological know-how. through the 2012 election cycle, at a time while technological know-how is influencing each point of recent lifestyles, antiscience perspectives from climate-change denial to creationism to vaccine refusal became mainstream. Faced with the daunting demanding situations of an atmosphere below siege, an exploding inhabitants, a falling economic climate and an schooling process slipping in the back of, our elected leaders are challenging at paintings ... passing resolutions that say weather switch isn't really actual and astrology can keep watch over the weather. Shawn Lawrence Otto has written a behind-the-scenes examine how the govt, our politics, and the media hinder us from discovering the true options we want. Fool Me Twice is the shrewdpermanent, outraged, and scary account of America's dating with science--a courting that's at the rocks on the very time we'd like it such a lot.
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1 Even as every group tried to blame someone else for the inflation, individuals have been quick to claim credit for the currency stabilization that began in the autumn of 1923. Arnold Brecht, then a ministerial director in the Prussian Interior Ministry, wrote in his memoirs that "I am one of the few members of the older generation who claims no credit for the currency stabilization. "2 It was Luther who took the initiative, worked out the details with other officials, and brought a plan to the Cabinet in September 1923.
Brecht, p. 240. 3. For attempts to claim credit for Helfferich, see Williamson, pp. 383-393; for Hilferding, see William Smaldone, Rudolf Hilferding: The Tragedy of a Germ Social Democrat (DeKalb, IL, 1998), pp. 130-132; for Schacht, see Hjalmar Schach Confessions of "the Old Wizard" (Boston, 1956), pp. 164-172. Feldman, Disorder 753-760, 785-792. Edward N. Peterson, Hjalmar Schacht: For and Against Hit (Boston, 1954), p. 54. Kabinette Stresemann, Doc. #186, p. 857. The Soft Dictatorship 39 The new currency brought a new figure into the government.
IA, #1074/6. Kabinett Fehrenbach, Doc. #80, pp. 204-207. Feldman, Disorder, pp. 232-235. John Kennet Galbraith, Money: Whence It Came, Where It Went, revised edition (New York, 19 pp. 275-276. Charles S. Maier, In Search of Stability: Explorations in Historic Political Economy (Cambridge, 1987), p. 202. The Twelve-Year Crisis 33 and a clash in Upper Silesia sparked the revival of "galloping" inflation. Fehrenbach resigned as Chancellor and Wirth took over that post as well. 38 The fiscal policy of the Wirth government was fundamentally sound.
Fool Me Twice: Fighting the Assault on Science in America by Shawn Lawrence Otto