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Well-heeled American corporations have long had a financial stake in undermining scientific consensus and manufacturing uncertainty. In The Triumph of Doubt , former Obama and Clinton official David Michaels details how corrupt science becomes public policy -- and where it''s happening today.

Opioids. Concussions. Obesity. Climate Change.

America is a country of everyday crises -- big, long-spanning problems that persist despite their toll on the country''s health. And for every case of government inaction on one of these issues, there is a set of familiar, doubtful refrains: The science is unclear. The data are inconclusive.
Regulation is unjustified. It''s a slippery slope.

Is it?

The Triumph of Doubt traces the ascendance of science-for-hire in American life and government, from its origins in the tobacco industry in the 1950s to its current manifestations across government, public policy, and even professional sports. Amid fraught conversations of "alternative facts" and
"truth decay," The Triumph of Doubt wields its unprecedented access to shine a light on the machinations and scope of manipulated science in American society. It is an urgent, revelatory work, one that promises to reorient conversations around science and the public good for the foreseeable future.

Review


"[Michaels] documents not only a shocking disregard for human welfare on the part of big business, but also a co-ordinated effort to compromise the culture of knowledge itself." -- Times Literary Supplement


"...chock full of good examples that were clearly researched (averaging over 30 references per chapter) and supplemented with Michaels'' personal experiences. I think any scientist who wants to bridge the realm of research, policy, politics and ethics would benefit from reading this book." -- JULIE
POLLOCK, Chemistry World


"It is so refreshing to read David Michaels'' The Triumph of Doubt. He has the facts researched, vetted and thoroughly cited, and is not afraid to lay blame, call people liars and companies frauds."-- San Francisco Review of Books


"David Michaels opens our eyes to the methods corporations employ that bend the facts of science in order to make a profit." -- Chemistry World


"David Michaels is that rare combination: the fearless expert. He not only knows where the bodies are buried, he knows who buried them. The Triumph of Doubt and its predecessor, Doubt Is Their Product, are timely, readable, and essential guides for anyone seeking to understand how the corruption of
science is damaging the health of everyone from football players and factory workers to soda drinkers and truck drivers-in short, anyone with a pulse."--Dan Fagin, author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning Toms River


"David Michaels lays bare the dark money and the corporate science racket that kept the lethalities of tobacco, asbestos, lead, silica, pesticides, and scores of other life- and health-destroying products on the market and in the workplace, escaping the reach of the law. He names names of people and
companies fronted by their so-called ''product defense'' business and its corporate attorney enablers; delays, obfuscation, falsehood, and retaliation against ethical whistleblowers are the coins of their insidious realms. This book is written to get you angry enough to want to learn how to defend
yourselves, your communities, and our vulnerable planet. Let it grip you toward detection and defiance."
--Ralph Nader


"As a society, it''s vital we properly debate issues using data and research. The Triumph of Doubt, David Michaels''s wonderfully deep dive into the well-funded war on scientific consensus and certainty, makes the stakes clear: our planet. Read this."
--Adam Savage, Mythbusters


"No one has done more to expose the deep corruption in American safety regulation that harms us all-and especially our kids. After spending seven years as America''s chief safety regulator, David Michaels offers a beautifully crafted argument for how much more we need to do. Required-if
frightening-reading for anyone who cares about a clean and safe environment for America and the world."
--Lawrence Lessig, author of Fidelity and Constraint


"A page-turner-one you''ll wish was fiction. From hired guns to dark money, The Triumph of Doubt unravels corporations'' playbook for deceiving the public through misinformation."--Mona Hanna-Attisha, author of What the Eyes Don''t See


" The Triumph of Doubt is an industry-by-industry account of how corporations manipulate science and scientists to promote profits, not public health. Nothing less than democracy is at stake here, and we all should be responding right away to David Michaels'' call for action."--Marion Nestle, author
of Unsavory Truth


"It takes real courage to speak out against entrenched corporate interests and big industry. I saw that courage firsthand when I worked alongside Dr. Michaels in the Obama administration to protect workers at construction sites from cancer-causing silica dust. The Triumph of Doubt doesn''t just tell
the story of how we overcame the falsehoods of industry-funded studies, it shines a disinfecting light on the ways corporations obscure the truth and downplay risk to pump up their bottom line. This is a must-read."
--Tom Perez, former U.S. Labor Secretary


"A compelling and necessary work for anyone interested in the truth and those who seek to bury it. Michaels details the methods used by those in power to hide the truth-and the moral bankruptcy at work when they do so."
--Demaurice Smith, National Football League Players Association Executive Director


"As a third-generation coal miner from a family who has suffered the deadly consequences of Black Lung, I know firsthand that worker safety should never be politicized. David Michaels''s book is a must-read for business, labor and the scientific community."
--Richard Trumka, AFL-CIO President


"David Michaels provides well-written evidence in his book about how corporations that produce dangerous products-tobacco, big oil, chemicals, pharmaceuticals-use ''product defense'' science to sow doubt about the hazards hidden in their products to consumers. His evidence highlights the important
role unbiased government scientists play in protecting the public health of Americans and our environment from exposure to toxic materials and from corporate deceit."--Senator Tom Udall


"From the pharmaceutical industry''s role in the opioid crisis to the Koch brothers'' climate denial apparatus, Michaels examines big industry''s jarring history of manufacturing false scientific doubt in the name of profit. This is an important book that will serve as a tool in exposing corporate
deceit."--Senator Sheldon Whitehouse


"Whether it''s the tobacco industry, the pharmaceutical industry, or the fossil fuel industry, vested interests have repeatedly sought to attack and discredit scientific findings that have revealed the public endangerment by their products. David Michaels should know-he''s been fighting the good fight
for more than a decade to expose the bad actors and bring them to justice. Read this book to learn what we''re up against and how to fight back."--Michael E. Mann, author of The Madhouse Effect


"Poisoning the well of public debate is the ultimate act of cynicism. As David Michaels makes breathtakingly clear, one industry after another has lied and manipulated in order to make more money, and the rest of us have borne the terrible costs."
--Bill McKibben, author of Falter


"While the truth can be inconvenient, corporations and government leaders cannot continue to manufacture alternative narratives that place their interests and profits above our humanity; this culture, if left unchallenged, will result in our doom. The Triumph of Doubt reminds us that there can only
be one truth."
--Bennet Omalu, author of Truth Doesn''t Have a Side


"Few people have done more to document disinformation about science than David Michaels. His new book is an important addition to the growing literature on doubt, disinformation, and deception."--Naomi Oreskes, author of Merchants of Doubt


"In the NFL, team doctors answer to the organization; players joke that it''s like Dracula running the blood bank. It''s a microcosm of what David Michaels brilliantly illuminates in The Triumph of Doubt: When corporations manipulate science and launch marketing campaigns to sow doubt, they ensure
human suffering. Michaels''s work is vital reading for everyone to understand these industry tactics."--Chris Borland, former NFL player


"Scientist, public servant, and passionate advocate for health and safety, Michaels has written an absorbing sequel to his path-breaking work on manufactured doubt. He documents how powerful corporations have turned ''product defense'' into a new political strategy, using dark money to pummel good
science and keep dangerous products on the market. A must-read in the fight to restore public trust in regulatory science."
--Sheila Jasanoff, Harvard Kennedy School


"Driven by scientific interest, The Triumph of Doubt is a measured but passionate argument for protecting the public from harmful substances via federal oversight."
-- Foreword Reviews


"[An] excoriating account of the corporate denial industry... It is a brave and important book, raising the alarm about the systemic corruption of science."--Felicity Lawrence, Nature


"A tour de force that examines how frequently, and easily, science has been manipulated to discredit expertise and accountability on issues ranging from obesity and concussions to opioids and climate change."-- Science


"Meticulously documented."-- Undark


"Michaels'' book is a powerful call to action."--Union of Concerned Scientists


"[Michaels''] book is a timely, must read indictment of product defense ''science.''"
-- Pittsburgh Post-Gazette


"David Michaels opens our eyes to the methods corporations employ that bend the facts of science in order to make a profit."-- Chemistry World


"[Michaels] documents not only a shocking disregard for human welfare on the part of big business, but also a co-ordinated effort to compromise the culture of knowledge itself."
-- Times Literary Supplement


" The Triumph of Doubt is a carefully researched review of corporate-funded strategies and practices that undermine public health policies of all kinds. And while it sometimes makes one''s blood boil, it is still a gripping read."-- New Solutions


About the Author


David Michaels, PhD, MPH, is Professor of Environmental and Occupational Health at the George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health. He served as Assistant Secretary of Labor for the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) under President Barack Obama from 2009
to 2017, the longest serving administrator in the agency''s history. Prior to that, he served under President Bill Clinton as Assistant Secretary of Energy for Environment, Safety, and Health, charged with protecting the workers, community residents and environment in and around the nation''s nuclear
weapons facilities.

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Pete Myers
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Terrific, hard-hitting book by a truth-telling scientist
Reviewed in the United States on January 24, 2020
This new book by David Michaels returns to the subject he explored in his previous book, "Doubt is their product." That first book was largely intended for an academic audience. This new one goes much farther, written in a pithy, accessible style that will open the eyes... See more
This new book by David Michaels returns to the subject he explored in his previous book, "Doubt is their product." That first book was largely intended for an academic audience. This new one goes much farther, written in a pithy, accessible style that will open the eyes of people unfamiliar with the ways of the tobacco, chemical, fossil fuel and other industries as they defend their produce using guile, disinformation, distortion, lies and orchestrated expensive and often brilliantly planned and executed campaigns to make sure regulators and the public don''t mess with their income streams.

The book is quite remarkable for the wide array of industries that Michaels documents to use the "tobacco playbook", including the National Football League, the opiod industry, the chemical industry, VW''s diesel scam, climate denialists, alcohol and the sugar industry, and much more. After an introductory chapter that lays out the basic, shared features of disinformation campaigns used to manufacture doubt, Michaels presents a series of case studies from these different industries, showing what they did and often revealing the answers to that perennial question: what did they know and when did they know it. All too often "the when" begins far in the past and the parade of lies stretches over decades of deceit.

His prose is concise, penetrating and accessible. The book may not be as funny as Chris Buckley''s "Thank you for smoking" or as dramatic as Mark Ruffalo''s "Dark Waters" (although Michaels does tell that sordid story about DuPont in these pages) or as hair-raising as George Clooney''s "Michael Clayton" but it does reveal the unhappy truth that when a lot of money is at stake, standard practice is for vested interests to do the very wrong thing. Perhaps by telling this story so effectively, Michaels will put the fear of discovery in the minds of current and future vested interests and lead them to behave ethically.

Pete Myers
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Leonardo T
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From concussions to chemicals: something you may not have known in common
Reviewed in the United States on February 3, 2020
We don''t usually think that NFL players face the same problem as kids exposed to toxic chemicals, but they do. There is an entire system in place to minimize effects of concussions, and the playbook is the same as tobacco, and so many other present-day public issues. The... See more
We don''t usually think that NFL players face the same problem as kids exposed to toxic chemicals, but they do. There is an entire system in place to minimize effects of concussions, and the playbook is the same as tobacco, and so many other present-day public issues. The book is jet black, but don''t get the wrong idea - there is much hope, and David Michaels is the best coach you could imagine to navigate the counterattack to the toughest offense out there. Our future is in doubt, but we have to be woke to the tactics and call them out as referees. Only then will others be aware, and less willing to accept the manufactured arguments against so many parts of science. The book reads well across a range of audiences, from scientists to the uninitiated - well worth it!
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J M Feigenbaum
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Learn The Truth About Science For Sale And The Negative Consequences
Reviewed in the United States on February 3, 2020
This book is an easy read. You need not be a scientist to understand this book. Whether you hate or adore the New England Patriots, this book starts with the “pseudo-science” employed to determine the outcome of the “deflate-gate” scandal that rocked the NFL, Tom Brady and... See more
This book is an easy read. You need not be a scientist to understand this book. Whether you hate or adore the New England Patriots, this book starts with the “pseudo-science” employed to determine the outcome of the “deflate-gate” scandal that rocked the NFL, Tom Brady and the Patriots. At first blush this may seem silly for a serious book, but it provides an easily understood sample of “science for sale” and the theme that runs throughout the book exposing “scientific” outcomes bought and paid for by industries that either sell dangerous products or use dangerous products in manufacturing things that do have social utility. Professor Michaels, an epidemiologist, explains in non-clinical language the role that scientist for hire play in “sowing doubt” to confuse the public and government regulators. The purpose is to undermine efforts to protect the public and workers, and especially jurors and judges in products liability litigation. This book provides many examples of how industry uses “scientist for sale” to provide cover for the selling products that without doubt decrease life expectancy, such as cigarettes, or misrepresent that usefulness of certain pharmaceuticals that do not offer benefits that out-weigh the risks to sick individuals, but are very profitable. Professor Michaels identifies advocate-scientist (those paid to create a study or attack other studies to undermine settled facts regarding the dangers of some products) and the companies who employ them by name and provides easy many examples and processes used. The book explains how ambiguity, complexity and confusion. can sow doubt. The goal of certain paid for science is to “manufacture doubt” rather than the finding the truth. Professor Michaels sheds light into a darkroom.
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charles
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Good read minus the politics
Reviewed in the United States on June 25, 2021
This was an ok read but the politics kinda ruin it. Im old enough to remember several of these examples and these are the reasons why people have lost faith in traditional or corporate media. He mentions fox but all MSM does it. None of them are any better than the others... See more
This was an ok read but the politics kinda ruin it. Im old enough to remember several of these examples and these are the reasons why people have lost faith in traditional or corporate media. He mentions fox but all MSM does it. None of them are any better than the others and we are starting to see independent news source''s take over.
The climate change stuff i feel would be better received by most if they had an actual plan, they dont. Anyone who has read the "green new deal" knows its a complete joke.
Its hard to take people like Obama and Kerry seriously as the look down on us from there multiple mansions, flying around on there private jets. The have enough wealth to actually go off grid and practice what they preach. Yet they dont, find better representatives.
Trying to convince people you care about the environment while starting multiple conflicts over the control of oil in the middle east is extremely disingenuous.
Also some of us havnt forgotten about the Flint water crisis. Was Obama a democrat, following the science when he went on tv and told the people of Flint there poison water was ok to drink?
Now dont take this as me propping up republicans, screw them also. Two sides of the same coin. Whlie i dont like either party stereotyping any group of people as all one way or belief is just stupid and in my opinion the reason our county is in the state its in.
The book is still worth the read but would have seemed more genuine if the author would have left out his political views or at least was willing to provide some of the many examples of dems doing the same thing.
Maybe one day a third party will rise up and end the stupid two party system.
I would also like to see people take some personal responsibility and start practicing what they preach, lead by example.
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Gerald Markowitz
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This is a must read for anyone who cares about justice, health and corporate responsiblity
Reviewed in the United States on February 3, 2020
Drawing upon his decades of research about corporate behavior affecting the health and welfare of Americans in all walks of life, Michaels presents a devastating portrait of how giant corporations have used the creation of doubt, political power and economic influence to... See more
Drawing upon his decades of research about corporate behavior affecting the health and welfare of Americans in all walks of life, Michaels presents a devastating portrait of how giant corporations have used the creation of doubt, political power and economic influence to undermine science and efforts by government to protect workers and the public from toxic chemicals and other hazardous materials. But Michaels comes at this subject from a unique perspective, having served as OSHA''s Administrator for eight years under President Obama. Thus he provides an incredibly sophisticated and judicious analysis of how corporations and their allies have thwarted regulation and threatened the health and safety of millions of Americans.
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Howard Spencer
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Incredible great read a must
Reviewed in the United States on January 23, 2021
This book is an essential read for the informed voter From a recognized professional. His insights are spectacular and he is relatively balanced but does tell the truth, no “alternative facts”. Shines a bright light on the product defenders plot to muddle the truth. This s... See more
This book is an essential read for the informed voter From a recognized professional. His insights are spectacular and he is relatively balanced but does tell the truth, no “alternative facts”. Shines a bright light on the product defenders plot to muddle the truth. This s author has first hand insider experience. As a safety professional I appreciated his ability to make complex relationships clear. His political insights were often shocking. The partisan insider subterfuges that he explains are important for all informed voters. The lies he exposed have the potential to help heal our wounded democracy with the truth
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Well written and carefully reasoned
Reviewed in the United States on March 8, 2020
Exceptionally well written by someone who understands the science on which government regulations are based, how regulations are developed and how some industries distort the science in order to limit protective regulation of their potentially dangerous products. Examples... See more
Exceptionally well written by someone who understands the science on which government regulations are based, how regulations are developed and how some industries distort the science in order to limit protective regulation of their potentially dangerous products. Examples are clearly explained in a depth that is understandable to the general public. Somehow manages to avoid the jargon used by regulators and by scientists
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Everyone should read this!
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This is a detailed, well-written history of the corporate assault on science and the wildly successful playbook used to fend off the health and environmental hazards posed by cigarettes, lead, asbestos, and many other substances and products.
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Michael Fewster
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An important book that should be widely read.
Reviewed in Australia on July 24, 2021
Having read it, I now see the same principles being used widely in many areas. It is easy to see the same techniques used in climate crisis debates and Covid misinformation. The same "creating doubt" strategies can be seen in general politics. Highly recommended.
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Well-heeled American corporations have long had a financial stake in undermining scientific consensus and manufacturing uncertainty. In The Triumph of Doubt , former Obama and Clinton official David Michaels details how corrupt science becomes public policy -- and where it''s happening today.

Opioids. Concussions. Obesity. Climate Change.

America is a country of everyday crises -- big, long-spanning problems that persist despite their toll on the country''s health. And for every case of government inaction on one of these issues, there is a set of familiar, doubtful refrains: The science is unclear. The data are inconclusive.
Regulation is unjustified. It''s a slippery slope.

Is it?

The Triumph of Doubt traces the ascendance of science-for-hire in American life and government, from its origins in the tobacco industry in the 1950s to its current manifestations across government, public policy, and even professional sports. Amid fraught conversations of "alternative facts" and
"truth decay," The Triumph of Doubt wields its unprecedented access to shine a light on the machinations and scope of manipulated science in American society. It is an urgent, revelatory work, one that promises to reorient conversations around science and the public good for the foreseeable future.

Review


"[Michaels] documents not only a shocking disregard for human welfare on the part of big business, but also a co-ordinated effort to compromise the culture of knowledge itself." -- Times Literary Supplement


"...chock full of good examples that were clearly researched (averaging over 30 references per chapter) and supplemented with Michaels'' personal experiences. I think any scientist who wants to bridge the realm of research, policy, politics and ethics would benefit from reading this book." -- JULIE
POLLOCK, Chemistry World


"It is so refreshing to read David Michaels'' The Triumph of Doubt. He has the facts researched, vetted and thoroughly cited, and is not afraid to lay blame, call people liars and companies frauds."-- San Francisco Review of Books


"David Michaels opens our eyes to the methods corporations employ that bend the facts of science in order to make a profit." -- Chemistry World


"David Michaels is that rare combination: the fearless expert. He not only knows where the bodies are buried, he knows who buried them. The Triumph of Doubt and its predecessor, Doubt Is Their Product, are timely, readable, and essential guides for anyone seeking to understand how the corruption of
science is damaging the health of everyone from football players and factory workers to soda drinkers and truck drivers-in short, anyone with a pulse."--Dan Fagin, author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning Toms River


"David Michaels lays bare the dark money and the corporate science racket that kept the lethalities of tobacco, asbestos, lead, silica, pesticides, and scores of other life- and health-destroying products on the market and in the workplace, escaping the reach of the law. He names names of people and
companies fronted by their so-called ''product defense'' business and its corporate attorney enablers; delays, obfuscation, falsehood, and retaliation against ethical whistleblowers are the coins of their insidious realms. This book is written to get you angry enough to want to learn how to defend
yourselves, your communities, and our vulnerable planet. Let it grip you toward detection and defiance."
--Ralph Nader


"As a society, it''s vital we properly debate issues using data and research. The Triumph of Doubt, David Michaels''s wonderfully deep dive into the well-funded war on scientific consensus and certainty, makes the stakes clear: our planet. Read this."
--Adam Savage, Mythbusters


"No one has done more to expose the deep corruption in American safety regulation that harms us all-and especially our kids. After spending seven years as America''s chief safety regulator, David Michaels offers a beautifully crafted argument for how much more we need to do. Required-if
frightening-reading for anyone who cares about a clean and safe environment for America and the world."
--Lawrence Lessig, author of Fidelity and Constraint


"A page-turner-one you''ll wish was fiction. From hired guns to dark money, The Triumph of Doubt unravels corporations'' playbook for deceiving the public through misinformation."--Mona Hanna-Attisha, author of What the Eyes Don''t See


" The Triumph of Doubt is an industry-by-industry account of how corporations manipulate science and scientists to promote profits, not public health. Nothing less than democracy is at stake here, and we all should be responding right away to David Michaels'' call for action."--Marion Nestle, author
of Unsavory Truth


"It takes real courage to speak out against entrenched corporate interests and big industry. I saw that courage firsthand when I worked alongside Dr. Michaels in the Obama administration to protect workers at construction sites from cancer-causing silica dust. The Triumph of Doubt doesn''t just tell
the story of how we overcame the falsehoods of industry-funded studies, it shines a disinfecting light on the ways corporations obscure the truth and downplay risk to pump up their bottom line. This is a must-read."
--Tom Perez, former U.S. Labor Secretary


"A compelling and necessary work for anyone interested in the truth and those who seek to bury it. Michaels details the methods used by those in power to hide the truth-and the moral bankruptcy at work when they do so."
--Demaurice Smith, National Football League Players Association Executive Director


"As a third-generation coal miner from a family who has suffered the deadly consequences of Black Lung, I know firsthand that worker safety should never be politicized. David Michaels''s book is a must-read for business, labor and the scientific community."
--Richard Trumka, AFL-CIO President


"David Michaels provides well-written evidence in his book about how corporations that produce dangerous products-tobacco, big oil, chemicals, pharmaceuticals-use ''product defense'' science to sow doubt about the hazards hidden in their products to consumers. His evidence highlights the important
role unbiased government scientists play in protecting the public health of Americans and our environment from exposure to toxic materials and from corporate deceit."--Senator Tom Udall


"From the pharmaceutical industry''s role in the opioid crisis to the Koch brothers'' climate denial apparatus, Michaels examines big industry''s jarring history of manufacturing false scientific doubt in the name of profit. This is an important book that will serve as a tool in exposing corporate
deceit."--Senator Sheldon Whitehouse


"Whether it''s the tobacco industry, the pharmaceutical industry, or the fossil fuel industry, vested interests have repeatedly sought to attack and discredit scientific findings that have revealed the public endangerment by their products. David Michaels should know-he''s been fighting the good fight
for more than a decade to expose the bad actors and bring them to justice. Read this book to learn what we''re up against and how to fight back."--Michael E. Mann, author of The Madhouse Effect


"Poisoning the well of public debate is the ultimate act of cynicism. As David Michaels makes breathtakingly clear, one industry after another has lied and manipulated in order to make more money, and the rest of us have borne the terrible costs."
--Bill McKibben, author of Falter


"While the truth can be inconvenient, corporations and government leaders cannot continue to manufacture alternative narratives that place their interests and profits above our humanity; this culture, if left unchallenged, will result in our doom. The Triumph of Doubt reminds us that there can only
be one truth."
--Bennet Omalu, author of Truth Doesn''t Have a Side


"Few people have done more to document disinformation about science than David Michaels. His new book is an important addition to the growing literature on doubt, disinformation, and deception."--Naomi Oreskes, author of Merchants of Doubt


"In the NFL, team doctors answer to the organization; players joke that it''s like Dracula running the blood bank. It''s a microcosm of what David Michaels brilliantly illuminates in The Triumph of Doubt: When corporations manipulate science and launch marketing campaigns to sow doubt, they ensure
human suffering. Michaels''s work is vital reading for everyone to understand these industry tactics."--Chris Borland, former NFL player


"Scientist, public servant, and passionate advocate for health and safety, Michaels has written an absorbing sequel to his path-breaking work on manufactured doubt. He documents how powerful corporations have turned ''product defense'' into a new political strategy, using dark money to pummel good
science and keep dangerous products on the market. A must-read in the fight to restore public trust in regulatory science."
--Sheila Jasanoff, Harvard Kennedy School


"Driven by scientific interest, The Triumph of Doubt is a measured but passionate argument for protecting the public from harmful substances via federal oversight."
-- Foreword Reviews


"[An] excoriating account of the corporate denial industry... It is a brave and important book, raising the alarm about the systemic corruption of science."--Felicity Lawrence, Nature


"A tour de force that examines how frequently, and easily, science has been manipulated to discredit expertise and accountability on issues ranging from obesity and concussions to opioids and climate change."-- Science


"Meticulously documented."-- Undark


"Michaels'' book is a powerful call to action."--Union of Concerned Scientists


"[Michaels''] book is a timely, must read indictment of product defense ''science.''"
-- Pittsburgh Post-Gazette


"David Michaels opens our eyes to the methods corporations employ that bend the facts of science in order to make a profit."-- Chemistry World


"[Michaels] documents not only a shocking disregard for human welfare on the part of big business, but also a co-ordinated effort to compromise the culture of knowledge itself."
-- Times Literary Supplement


" The Triumph of Doubt is a carefully researched review of corporate-funded strategies and practices that undermine public health policies of all kinds. And while it sometimes makes one''s blood boil, it is still a gripping read."-- New Solutions


About the Author


David Michaels, PhD, MPH, is Professor of Environmental and Occupational Health at the George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health. He served as Assistant Secretary of Labor for the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) under President Barack Obama from 2009
to 2017, the longest serving administrator in the agency''s history. Prior to that, he served under President Bill Clinton as Assistant Secretary of Energy for Environment, Safety, and Health, charged with protecting the workers, community residents and environment in and around the nation''s nuclear
weapons facilities.

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