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Dec 17, 2018

Both sides during the Cold War worked very hard to manipulate science to their advantage. That effort came despite a cherished belief by many in the United States that science should not serve a political agenda. On today’s Perspective, a look at the Cold War struggle to control science, and the impact that struggle left us today. 

Guest: Audra Wolfe, a historian whose work has appeared in the Washington Post, The Atlantic, and the podcast, American History Tellers.

Perspective is a weekly public affairs program hosted by Richard Baker, communications professor at Kansas State University. Perspective has been continuously produced for radio stations across the nation by K-State for well over six decades.

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