From the March for Science to an Abolitionist Science

April 20, 2017 nyupressblog 0

—Britt Rusert
An abolitionist science moves beyond generic defenses of science in an age of populist skepticism and backlash, requiring an evaluation of different types of science and an excavation of their specific relationships to forms of power and exploitation.

Don’t Bring a Test Tube to a Gun Fight

April 19, 2017 nyupressblog 0

—Antony Alumkal
The March for Science is a response to politically motivated efforts to undermine scientific research and ignore scientific evidence when crafting public policy. Science is under increasingly heavy political fire, and the March for Science indicates that scientists plan to fire back.

Irish-Americans: Remember from whence you came

March 17, 2017 nyupressblog 0

—Paul Moses
On this St. Patrick’s Day in the midst of a bitter national debate over immigration, Paul Moses remembers John F. Kennedy’s A Nation of Immigrants. “The Irish,” wrote Kennedy, “were the first to endure the scorn and discrimination later to be inflicted, to some degree at least, on each successive wave of immigrants by already settled ‘Americans.’ ”

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