Bridger s scientists at war the ethics of cold war weapo the ethics of cold war weapons research bridger sarah isbn 9780674736825 kostenloser versand fur alle bucher mit versand und verkauf duch amazon. Scientists at war the ethics of cold war weapons research sarah bridger cambridge harvard university press 2015 368 pp 45 cloth doi101017 s0892679416000162 in this important new work historian sarah bridger explores the ambivalent role of scientists in us policy debates over national defense issues from the 1950s to the 1980s this is a significant contribution to our understanding of the evolution of the scientific professions in the shadow of the national security state. One of our cherished fictions about science is that it constitutes an intellectual activity somehow above the fray of politics in her excellent book scientis. Scientists such as edward teller and george kistiakowsky saw their careers get a high leap after world war ii and they played important roles directing weapons laboratories and advising presidents in contrast the scientists of the vietnam era such as agent orange and matthew meselson had tough time and were marked by doubt disillusionment suppressed desire to speak out
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