The Republican War on Science

The Republican War on Science by Chris Mooney
Chris Mooney
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Reviewer's Rating
Feb 10, 2021

The Republican War on Science​ is a nonfiction novel detailing the falsification of scientific evidence by the Republican Party written by Washington Post reporter Chris Mooney. This book relays several examples of Republicans falsifying, hiding, or cherry-picking scientific information to promote their own purposes, most of which come from the Bush administration. As expected, this book is clearly biased, but that didn’t make the information any less intriguing. Some topics mentioned are stem-cell research, sex education, reproductive rights, and climate change.

However much I enjoyed Mooney’s journalistic retellings, I wish there was more insight into the actual science of the issues rather than just a narration of the events themselves. I enjoyed this book overall, but because it lacked in the science department, I have to give it 3.5 stars.

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