The Social Function of Science

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The Social Function of Science

By J. D. Bernal
Macmillan, 1939
482 pp. $3.50

A brilliant young English physicist appraises the social and economic status of scientific research in the civilized world. He finds that the attitude towards the function of science is not the same under Fascism as in a capitalist or a socialist democracy. He believes that science can accomplish most under the planned economy of Socialism.

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