Why Dissent Matters: Because Some People See Things the Rest of Us Miss

Why Dissent Matters Because Some People See Things the Rest of Us Miss Frances Kelsey was a quiet Canadian doctor and scientist who stood up to a huge pharmaceutical company wanting to market a new drug thalidomide and prevented an American tragedy The nature writer Rach

  • Title: Why Dissent Matters: Because Some People See Things the Rest of Us Miss
  • Author: William Kaplan
  • ISBN: 9780773550704
  • Page: 377
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Frances Kelsey was a quiet Canadian doctor and scientist who stood up to a huge pharmaceutical company wanting to market a new drug thalidomide and prevented an American tragedy The nature writer Rachel Carson identified an emerging environmental disaster and pulled the fire alarm Public protests, individual dissenters, judges, and juries can change the world and tFrances Kelsey was a quiet Canadian doctor and scientist who stood up to a huge pharmaceutical company wanting to market a new drug thalidomide and prevented an American tragedy The nature writer Rachel Carson identified an emerging environmental disaster and pulled the fire alarm Public protests, individual dissenters, judges, and juries can change the world and they do A wide ranging and provocative work on controversial subjects, Why Dissent Matters tells a story of dissent and dissenters people who have been attacked, bullied, ostracized, jailed, and, sometimes when it is all over, celebrated William Kaplan shows that dissent is noisy, messy, inconvenient, and almost always time consuming, but that suppressing it is usually a mistake it s bad for the dissenter but worse for the rest of us Drawing attention to the voices behind international protests such as Occupy Wall Street and Boycott, Divest, and Sanction, he contends that we don t have to do what dissenters want, but we should listen to what they say Our problems are not going away There will always be abuses of power to confront, wrongs to right, and new opportunities for dissenting voices to say, Stop, listen to me Why Dissent Matters may well lead to a different and just future.

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    1. A book that honours the dissenters of the world because "sometime people see things the rest of us miss" as the subtitle states.From judges to scientists, from individuals to groups often people who go against the flow are trying to change the world for the better and they do. When we ignore or vilify them we do them a disservice and ourselves - what we need to do is listen.Well written with interesting examples like the scientist who stood up to pharmaceutical companies and averted an even larg [...]

    2. 5 minutes ago I was eager to write an influential here first review on this book, and was almost finished besides linking my blog then my thumb flipped up on the app on my iPhone and closed . Now I am just not ok with not writing it again and link it to this long version of this book on my blog, I think I might get my boost juice for lunchIt gets rambling at the beginning but views on the 50 year war and the 150 year war Canada has with natives at the conclusion of the blog is a fool such as I, [...]

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