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Announcing My Next Point of Inquiry Guest: Denialism Author Michael Specter

The IntersectionBy Chris MooneyMay 18, 2010 7:52 PM

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I'm a bit late in doing this--I have already interviewed the guy, so you can't pose online questions to him as with previous guests. They've already been asked! Still, I'm psyched that the next guest for the program is New Yorker staff writer, Denialism author, and Daily Show guest Michael Specter. Specter and I happen to have developed a bit of a dynamic/rapport over the past year, having done a recent panel together at the Cambridge Science Festival, as well as a Bloggingheads.tv episode and a Slate dialogue.

Indeed, and as you'll see, we've been arguing for some time about the meaning of a famous John Milton quotation...er, but to say more about that would be giving too much away. And we've also been arguing, in a pretty friendly way, about whether there is anything we can do about American irrationalism, whether the left is more guilty than the right--and much else. So listen for the show on Friday--and in the meantime, if you haven't already, get yourself a copy of Denialism by clicking the book cover....

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