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The Resource Freedom's laboratory : the Cold War struggle for the soul of science, Audra J. Wolfe

Freedom's laboratory : the Cold War struggle for the soul of science, Audra J. Wolfe

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Freedom's laboratory : the Cold War struggle for the soul of science
Title
Freedom's laboratory
Title remainder
the Cold War struggle for the soul of science
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Audra J. Wolfe
Title variation
Cold War struggle for the soul of science
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Language
eng
Summary
Scientists like to proclaim that science knows no borders. Scientific researchers follow the evidence where it leads, their conclusions free of prejudice or ideology. But is that really the case? In Freedom's Laboratory, Audra J. Wolfe shows how these ideas were tested to their limits in the high-stakes propaganda battles of the Cold War. Wolfe examines the role that scientists, in concert with administrators and policymakers, played in American cultural diplomacy after World War II. During this period, the engines of US propaganda promoted a vision of science that highlighted empiricism, objectivity, a commitment to pure research, and internationalism. Working (both overtly and covertly, wittingly and unwittingly) with governmental and private organizations, scientists attempted to decide what, exactly, they meant when they referred to "scientific freedom" or the "US ideology." More frequently, however, they defined American science merely as the opposite of Communist science. Uncovering many startling episodes of the close relationship between the US government and private scientific groups, Freedom's Laboratory is the first work to explore science's link to US propaganda and psychological warfare campaigns during the Cold War. Closing in the present day with a discussion of the recent March for Science and the prospects for science and science diplomacy in the Trump era, the book demonstrates the continued hold of Cold War thinking on ideas about science and politics in the United States
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Wolfe, Audra J
Dewey number
338.973/0609045
Index
index present
LC call number
Q127.U6
LC item number
W654 2018
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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  • Cold War (1945-1989)
  • Science and state
  • Science and state
  • United States
  • Europe, Western
  • Cold War
  • International relations
  • Science and state
  • Social aspects
  • Europe, Western
  • United States
  • Diplomacy
  • International relations
  • Science and state
  • Science and state
  • Cold war
  • United States
  • United States
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Freedom's laboratory : the Cold War struggle for the soul of science, Audra J. Wolfe
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Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 221-291) and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Western science vs. Marxist science -- Ambassadors for science -- The science of persuasion -- Science and freedom -- Science for peace -- Science for diplomacy -- Developing scientific minds -- An unscientific reckoning -- Scientists' rights are human rights -- Epilogue
Control code
on1029075700
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 302 pages
Isbn
9781421426730
Lccn
2018004445
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Freedom's laboratory : the Cold War struggle for the soul of science, Audra J. Wolfe
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 221-291) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Western science vs. Marxist science -- Ambassadors for science -- The science of persuasion -- Science and freedom -- Science for peace -- Science for diplomacy -- Developing scientific minds -- An unscientific reckoning -- Scientists' rights are human rights -- Epilogue
Control code
on1029075700
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 302 pages
Isbn
9781421426730
Lccn
2018004445
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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