The Study of Man: Government by Manipulation

"The Study of Man: Government by Manipulation." Commentary, July, 1946.

Excerpt: Everyone within reach of a radio loudspeaker or a newspaper headline knows of the tremendous advances made by science during the war: atomic bombs, radiocontrolled planes, rockets and radar, DDT, new ways of preventing disease, better ways of curing them, etc., etc. But even a very careful reader of magazines would get almost no notion of what the social sciences did and learned in the war, if anything. It is not merely that the social sciences are backward; they simply do not lend themselves to obvious dramatics.

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