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PTP Director Alison Fairbrother reviews Shawn Lawrence Otto’s Fool Me Twice: Fighting the Assault on Science in America


In December 2010, Republican House Majority leader Eric Cantor launched a website he called “You Cut,” encouraging citizens to identify “wasteful” grants awarded to scientists by the National Science Foundation (NSF). The agency, the premier U.S. institution that funds non-medical research in science and engineering, was poised for attack by citizen assailants. The aim, of …

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