The Tragedy of American Science

From Truman to Trump

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Foreword
Table of Contents
Epigraph
Introduction

PART 1: THE CORPORATIZATION OF AMERICAN SCIENCE
1 The Big Fat Lie
2 The Green Revolution
3 From Green Revolution to Gene Revolution
4 The Tobacco Strategy
5 Fraudulent Pharma
6 Spitting in the Well We Drink From
7 Atoms for Peace?
8 The Academic-Industrial Complex
9 Think Tanks and the Betrayal of Reason
10 The Dismal Science is Certainly Dismal, but is it Science?

PART 2: THE MILITARIZATION OF AMERICAN SCIENCE
11 Science Harnessed to the Chariot of Destruction
12 A-Bombs and H-Bombs
13 Non-nuclear Technologies of Death
14 Bombers, Missiles, and Antimissiles
15 Video-Game War
16 Lethal Autonomy
17 Is Cyberwarfare Really a Thing?
18 American Exceptionalism and the Ultimate Perversion of the Behavioral Sciences

PART 3: HOW WE GOT INTO THIS MESS...
19 The Explosive Birth of Big Science
20 Operation Paperclip: The Nazification of American Science
21 The RAND Corporation: From "Fuck You, Buddy" to Doomsday

PART 4: ...AND THE ONLY WAY OUT
22 Is a Science-For-Human-Needs Possible?

Acknowledgements
Suggestions for Further Reading
Notes

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Clifford D. Conner is a historian of science at the School of Professional Studies, CUNY Graduate Center. He is the author of A People 's History of Science (Bold Type Books, 2005) and biographies of three revolutionaries: Jean Paul Marat, Arthur O 'Connor, and Colonel Despard.