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Was Prospect right to recommend this "McCarthyite" book?

The Hockey Stick Illusion by A. W. Montford, published by Stacey International, 2010. 482 pp, £10.99

In the August issue of Prospect, Matt Ridley recommended this as one of the “must read” books of the summer. You need not bother—The Hockey Stick Illusion is a McCarthyite book that uses the full range of smear tactics to peddle climate change denial.

There is both clear evidence and general agreement that the earth has…

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