Stalinist Science

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Princeton University Press, 1997 - Communism - 390 pages
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Some scholars have viewed the Soviet state and science as two monolithic entities--with bureaucrats as oppressors, and scientists as defenders of intellectual autonomy. Based on previously unknown documents from the archives of state and Communist Party agencies and of numerous scientific institutions, Stalinist Science shows that this picture is oversimplified. Even the reinstated Science Department within the Central Committee was staffed by a leading geneticist and others sympathetic to conventional science. In fact, a symbiosis of state bureaucrats and scientists established a mu.

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Nikolai Krementsov is associate professor at the Institute for the History and Philosophy of Science and Technology at the University of Toronto. He is the author of several books, including "The Cure," also published by the University of Chicago Press.

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