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Stalin and the Soviet science wars / Ethan Pollock.

  • Pollock, Ethan, 1969-
[2006], ©2006
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Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, [2006], ©2006.

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269 pages ; 24 cm

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Includes bibliographical references and index.


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.

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