Amazing how the term "follow the money" can be applied to most anything in politics and daily life.
Naomi Oreskes does an in-depth analysis of her subject with dignity and professionalism. She is of exceptional character and credibility.
Unless you are a rabid tree hugging liberal who believes that Obama, Pelosi, and Reid are the salvation of America, this book is a waste of your money.
If your IQ is higher than Velcro shoe laces level, you'll be seriously disappointed by this analysis.
There are definitely mostly good examples and conclusions based on empirical data. But at the end of the book the author makes a statement that people can't perform their own data analysis and it needs to be left to reputable scientists. This is not the scientific way. All data is meant to be objective so anyone may analyze or repeat experiments to prove to themselves what the facts say. Science is the culmination of objective facts leading to provable and disprovable conclusions.
Getting the hidden details and the covert links.
I have often wondered why people, in particular those responsible for vital decisions, are so slow to take appropriate action. This book made me understand the role of deliberate disinformation, the harm it does, as well as the methods and motivation of its perpetrators. This knowledge is essential to understanding what we are faced with in the world and what we should look out for in our efforts to survive and to help.
No. Maybe another Author. I was hoping to be enlightened, but was disappointed.
Confidence in my beliefs, not the ones promoted in this book.
Evidence given to support the author's belief is anecdotal.
Full Disclosure: I am a libertarian. I enjoy reading books from all sides of the political spectra. I disagree with most of it. But there is a kernel of truth in each side of the argument, and there is much to learn from entertaining ideas different from your own. This book is not that... This book is a diatribe of nonsense; liberal drivel.