New book discusses "Battle for Honest Science"

Sounds like a hard-core skeptic book, but it sounds like it is really a balanced view between skepticism of the politics of science and the need to respect the power of science. I'll probably have to pick it up.

From a Canadian perspective, the two of the final chapters were the most relevant and the ones that provoked silent cheers while reading. Both John Smol and Diane Orihel are heroes of Canadian science for standing up to a furiously anti-science government which would prefer that inconvenient scientific facts just not exist. And what better way to make those facts go away than to muzzle scientists and shut down research labs. Both their stories are wonderful to read. Orihel in particular, only a PhD student and still stubbornly rallying the public and taking on the Canadian government is beyond inspirational.