weeks months ago, just before going on a terrific field season (which learned me blogging is really an aside), I read “The Republican war on science”, from Chris Mooney (blogging at The Intersection).
I have to admit I bought the book without prejudice but also without such a strong interest, out of mere curiosity. From a European point of view, American political differences between the mainstream parties sometimes seem so subtle that we are “lost in translation” (this is not being too arrogant I hope, some other people have more or less been taking on this).
I’ve been learning here that this is mostly due to vote fishing, a practice which is very probably universal in electoral democracies anyway. But let’s go back to the book.