While I was battling through the snow on my way to Ithaca to give a talk about my new book, my old one was prompting quite a stir over at the Volokh Conspiracy. Jonathan Adler has done a lengthy, critical review of the book for the journal Regulation, published by the Cato Institute, and that’s what touched off all the commentary.
I’ve been off the “war on science” beat lately and am feeling a tad rusty, but I’m going to try to respond to Adler’s review if I have time. Today I start jury duty, which is a bit of a complication, but I still may get around to doing a reply.
In the meantime, feel free to post any reactions to Adler’s review here (or at the Volokh Conspiracy). Sneak preview: To a large extent, it’s the familiar “everybody politicizes science, why just focus on the right” kind of argument….