Galileo's Middle Finger: Heretics, Activists, and One Scholar's Search for Justice
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An impassioned defense of intellectual freedom and a clarion call to intellectual responsibility, "Galileo's Middle Finger" is one American's eye-opening story of life in the trenches of scientific controversy. For two decades, historian Alice Dreger has led a life of extraordinary engagement, combining activist service to victims of unethical medical research with defense of scientists whose work has outraged identity politics activists. With spirit and wit, Dreger offers in" Galileo's Middle Finger" an unforgettable vision of the importance of rigorous truth seeking in today's America, where both the free press and free scholarly inquiry struggle under dire economic and political threats.