Additional Praise for Michael Fumento's book, Science Under Siege

Michael Fumento  ·  Books

  1. "This cranky, carefully documented and frequently funny book should be required reading for concerned citizens and community organizations . . . . It provides an invaluable rational antidote to the incessant squeal of hype and alarum issuing from our TV sets and news magazines." — Curt Suplee, Washington Post
  2. "Ignorance is strength, and a political manifesto in Orwell’s 1984. Fumento argues with wit, style, and a fair amount of scholarship that the consumer activists who warn us about thuggery are the very people who are mugging us." — Caroline Richmond, The Lancet (Britain’s top medical journal)
  3. "Fumento’s new book is a spiky attempt to introduce more intellect into the overemotional popular debate on environmental hazards. A must-read for journalists, Science Under Siege offers any reader with a large capacity for detail a lively, well-documented pro-technology perspective on the risks of modern life." — John Wilkes, Los Angeles Times
  4. "Environmentalists may be outraged but, even so, Fumento sheds light as well as heat." — Kirkus Reviews
  5. "Science writer Fumento spells out (in alarming terms) how environmentalists and others who take aim at technology are alarming the public for no good reason. We need more rational and penetrating insight into how social and political institutions interact with science and scientific evidence — not more rabble rousing on either side." — Book News, Inc.
  6. "[Michael Fumento] proved to be an accurate forecaster when he argued in his 1990 book, The Myth of Heterosexual AIDS, that the disease would not make apocalyptic inroads into America’s general population. In Science Under Siege he debunks such popular scare threats as Alar, dioxin, pesticides, electromagnetic fields, food irradiation and video display terminals, as well as the air-cleansing claims made on behalf of gasoline additives." — Fred Singer, Wall Street Journal
  7. "Loudmouth technophobes are far more interested in grabbing a headline, bashing a technology, scaring up a rabble and selling a good show than in drawing a line between good science and bad. An excellent new primer on the subject is Michael Fumento’s Science Under Siege." — Peter Huber, Forbes