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One Planet: Science and politics, from the Cold War to the present

Oct 28, 2018

  On this edition of Your Call’s One Planet series, historian Dr. Audra Wolfe joins us to discuss her new book, Freedom’s Laboratory: The Cold War Struggle for the Soul of Science.

She explores science’s links to US propaganda and psychological warfare campaigns during the Cold War and uncovers the close relationship between the US government and private scientific groups. What is the relationship between science and structures of power? And what role should science play in today’s world? 

Guest:

Audra Wolfe, writer, editor, historian, and author of Freedom’s Laboratory: The Cold War Struggle for the Soul of Science

Web Resources:

Audra J. Wolfe – Writer, Editor, Historian

The NY Times: Bruno Latour, the Post-Truth Philosopher, Mounts a Defense of Science

The Atlantic: The Soviet Era's Deadliest Scientist Is Regaining Popularity in Russia