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Stalin and the Soviet Science Wars


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Between 1945 and 1953, while the Soviet Union confronted postwar reconstruction and Cold War crises, its unchallenged leader Joseph Stalin carved out time to study scientific disputes and dictate academic solutions. He spearheaded a discussion of "scientific" Marxist-Leninist philosophy, edited reports on genetics and physiology, adjudicated controversies about modern physics, and wrote essays on linguistics and political economy. Historians have been tempted to dismiss all this as the megalomaniacal ravings of a dying ...

Stalin and the Soviet Science Wars 2008, Princeton University Press

ISBN-13: 9780691138251

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Stalin and the Soviet Science Wars 2006, Princeton University Press, Princeton, NJ

ISBN-13: 9780691124674