Never Just Science is a newsletter that explores the intersection of science, history, and politics—what is, what has been, and what might be. “Science” is never just about science, and science without values can never be just. Subscribers can expect posts on Tuesdays (some of them, anyway) on contemporary science policy, the history of science, the scourge of scientism, and viable alternatives.
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I’ve shared my insights on science and the Cold War in two books, Freedom’s Laboratory: The Cold War Struggle for the Soul of Science and Competing with the Soviets: Science, Technology, and the State in Cold War America. My writing and reviews have appeared in The Atlantic, The Washington Post, Science, The New Scientist, LARB, Slate, and the popular history podcast American History Tellers. I’ve talked about science and power on Freakonomics, PRI’s The World, Spycast, RadioTimes, and maybe even your local NPR affiliate.
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