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Why dissent matters : because some people see things the rest of us miss

Author: William Kaplan
Publisher: Montreal ; Kingston ; London ; Chicago : McGill-Queen's University Press, 2017.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"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. Dissenting juries can and do change the law. They did that when they refused to convict Dr. Henry Morgentaler of performing illegal  Read more...
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Why dissent matters.
(CaOONL)20179012797
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: William Kaplan
ISBN: 9780773550841 0773550844 9780773550858 0773550852 9780773550704 0773550704
OCLC Number: 975051481
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: The tenth man --
There really is nothing new under the sun --
A woman of fortitude and determination : Frances Oldham Kelsey --
Rachel was right : Rachel Louise Carson --
Dissenting juries and judges --
Sentenced to death --
Occupy Wall Street --
and this, that, and the other place --
How not to make public policy --
The clock is ticking and it's 1973 all over again.
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An inquiry into dissent and how it might save the world.  Read more...

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"Applying a historical analysis to various kinds of dissent through the past century, and focusing on figures as diverse as Rachel Carson (Silent Spring) and Occupy Wall Street's Micah White, Kaplan Read more...

 
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