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

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Columbia University Press, Jul 21, 1994 - Education - 382 pages

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.

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Review "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 ... Read full review

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