My guest, Alice Dreger, is a professor of clinical medical humanities and bioethics at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine, and the author of numerous books. Her work has been discussed in the New York Times, The New Yorker, Science, and on CNN, and her op-eds have appeared in The New York Times, The Atlantic, The Washington Post, and the Wall Street Journal. We’ll be talking on this program about her most recent book, Galileo’s Middle Finger: Heretics, Activists, and the Search for Social Justice. The book is an impassioned defense of intellectual freedom and a clarion call to intellectual responsibility. Professor Dreger has led a life that combines activist service to victims of unethical medical research with defense of scientists whose work has outraged identity politics activists.