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The Best-Laid Schemes: A Tale of Social Research and Bureaucracy
The Best-Laid Schemes: A Tale of Social Research and Bureaucracy
By Seymour J. Deitchman
MIT Press, 1976, 483 pp.

A personal account by a responsible participant of the fiasco which resulted from the U.S. government's efforts in the mid-1960s to sponsor social science research as an aid to the waging of counterinsurgency warfare.