Freedom's Laboratory #508
January 11, 2019
This week we're looking back at where some of our modern ideas about science being objective, independent, and apolitical come from. We journey back to the Cold War with historian and writer Audra Wolfe, talking about her newest book "Freedom's Laboratory: The Cold War Struggle for the Soul of Science".
- Audra Wolfe
Audra Wolfe is a Philadelphia-based writer, editor, and historian. The author of "Competing with the Soviets: Science, Technology, and the State in Cold War America" and "Freedom's Laboratory: The Cold War Struggle for the Soul of Science", her work has appeared in the Washington Post, The Atlantic, and the podcast American History Tellers.
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