Science Next

About the book

Emerging from the Bush era when right-wing ideology frequently trumped main-stream science in government, America needs bold new approaches to the most important issues of our time, such as global warming, stem cell research, national security, and improving communication in the digital age. This is the informed citizen’s essential guide to science policy from the premier progressive think tank dedicated to improving the lives of Americans through ideas and action.





“Despite subsidized Big Oil, infrastructural collapse, food inspection system failures and ever worsening wildfires, this volume brings hope into focus with reports of innovation that will enhance lives, from caregivers to those running out of fresh water, from No Child Left Behind to university research.”
Publishers Weekly

Praise for the book

“I’m excited about Science Next because in its pages I sense visions of the future that combine knowledge with a concern for justice, marrying what we can be intellectually with what we can be morally. Innovation is not simply the abstract victory of knowledge; it is not just the research that gave me years to live; the next science can advance human flourishing and serve the common good. That’s the kind of world I want to leave for my children, and for yours.”
—Elizabeth Edwards, author of Saving Graces: Finding Solace and Strength from Friends and Strangers

“This elegant book lucidly covers an impressive amount of territory and sheds light on the current horizons of
science. As such it will be invaluable to informed citizens, scientists and policy makers alike.”
—John Kao, chairman of the Institute for Large Scale Innovation and author of Innovation Nation

“As we turn the page on eight years of cynical science policy in the White House, Science Next is exactly the book we need, with more provocative ideas per ounce than any volume you are likely to read this year.”
—Michael Pollan, author of In Defense of Food

Science Next addresses important topics in science policy in prose that is beautifully written, clear, and to the point.”
—Marion Nestle, PhD, MPH, Paulette Goddard Professor of Nutrition, Food Studies and Public Health at New York University and author of Food Politics and What to Eat

Science Next illustrates the profound connections between science and the many facets of our society. I have enjoyed hop-scotching through the book, and others who are concerned about the need for evidence-based policies in government and industry will too.”
—Harold Varmus, Nobel Prize-winning author of The Art and Politics of Science

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