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The Cold War and American Science: The Military-Industrial-Academic Complex at MIT and Stanford

 
 
 
 
The Cold War and American Science: The Military-Industrial-Academic Complex at MIT and Stanford
Author: Stuart W. Leslie
ISBN 13: 9780231079594
ISBN 10: 231079591
Edition: Revised ed.
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publication Date: 1994-04-15
Format: Paperback
Pages: 332
List Price: $40.00
 
 

Focusing on MIT and Stanford, Leslie offers a critical look at American science in the making. He reveals a regrettable series of misplaced priorities and missed opportunities that have characterized the recent history of science and technology in this country.

New Scientist

An eye-opener. During the Second World War, American universities won R&D contracts far bigger than those awarded to industrial giants. . . . Leslie shows how these seductive handouts finally compromised intellectual freedom and crumbled the American economy, causing campus riots on the way.