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Author Bridger, Sarah, author

Title Scientists at war : the ethics of Cold War weapons research / Sarah Bridger
Published Cambridge, Massachusetts : Harvard University Press, 2015
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Description 1 online resource (x, 350 pages)
Contents Prologue: the conscience of a physicist -- The Sputnik opportunity -- The moral case for a test ban -- The science of non-nuclear war -- Into the ethical hot pot -- Disaster and disillusionment in Vietnam -- Institutional reckonings at MIT -- The New Left assault on neutrality -- Collapse of the Sputnik order -- A united front against Star Wars -- Epilogue: science and ethics after the Cold War
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Cold War.
Military research -- Moral and ethical aspects -- United States.
Military research -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Military weapons -- Technological innovations -- Moral and ethical aspects.
Nuclear weapons -- Moral and ethical aspects -- United States.
Science -- Moral and ethical aspects.
Science -- Social aspects.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0674426088 (electronic bk)
9780674426085 (electronic bk)