The Fifth Risk Summary
Michael Lewis

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The Fifth Risk Overview

Michael Lewis’s The Fifth Risk is a work of journalistic nonfiction that examines the experiences of scientists working for the United States government. As it does so, the narrative describes events and circumstances encountered by scientists in the aftermath of the election of U.S. President Donald Trump. The work considers themes of the public and government, the danger of ignorance, the value of science, and the unpredictability of storms.

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