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Stalin and the Soviet science wars

Author: Ethan Pollock
Publisher: Princeton : Princeton University Press, ©2006.
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Focusing on six major postwar debates in the Soviet scientific community, this elegantly written book shows that Stalin's forays into scholarship can be understood only within the context of international tensions, institutional conflicts, and the growing uncertainty about the proper relationship between scientific knowledge and Party-dictated truths. The nature of Stalin's interventions makes clear that more was at  Read more...
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Pollock, Ethan, 1969-
Stalin and the Soviet Science Wars.
Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©2006
(DLC) 2005035125
(OCoLC)62593417
Named Person: Joseph Stalin; Joseph Stalin; Joseph Stalin
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Ethan Pollock
OCLC Number: 558446144
Awards: Shortlisted for Wayne S. Vucinich Book Prize 2007.
Description: 1 online resource (269 pages)
Contents: Introduction: Stalin, science, and politics after the Second World War --
"A Marxist should not write like that": the crisis on the "philosophical front" --
"The future belongs to Michurin": the agricultural academy session of 1948 --
"We can always shoot them later": physics, politics, and the atomic bomb --
"Battles of opinions and open criticism": Stalin intervenes in linguistics --
"Attack the detractors with certainty of total success": the Pavlov session of 1950 --
"Everyone is waiting": Stalin and the economic problems of communism --
Conclusion: science and the fate of the Stalinist system.
Responsibility: Ethan Pollock.

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