Secret Science

Secret Science

by Herbert N. Foerstel
     
 

ISBN-10: 0275944476

ISBN-13: 9780275944476

Pub. Date: 01/30/1993

Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated

This book is a plea for scientific openness and free access to information. It demonstrates the futility of scientific secrecy and the weakness of national arguments against open communication. From the restriction of technologically advanced exports, to the classification of research as restricted or secret, to the monitoring (and censoring) of scientific

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This book is a plea for scientific openness and free access to information. It demonstrates the futility of scientific secrecy and the weakness of national arguments against open communication. From the restriction of technologically advanced exports, to the classification of research as restricted or secret, to the monitoring (and censoring) of scientific publications and library collections, to the pre-emption by the Pentagon of scientific and technological research, the U.S. federal government has achieved a state of unprecedented control over American science and technology. This, despite the end of the Cold War. Foerstel examines this continuing trend toward the state as chief sponsor, promoter, and supervisor of scientific research and its unsettling ramifications.

Foerstel concludes that scientific secrecy is counterproductive to American interests, particularly in an era when economics has come to define national security. His controversial analysis will be of interest to scientists, historians, and students of government alike.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780275944476
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
01/30/1993
Pages:
238
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.56(d)
Lexile:
1540L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

Science and the National Security State

National Security Controls on Science

Atomic Secrets

Cryptography: A Government Monopoly in Science

Not Quite Classified

The End of the Scientific Cold War

Selected Bibliography

Index

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