Über den Autor
James T. Bennett is Eminent Scholar and William P. Snavely Professor of Political Economy and Public Policy at George Mason University, and Director of The John M. Olin Institute for Employment Practice and Policy. He is the author or editor of over a dozen books, including Unhealthy Charities, The Politics of American Feminism, Stifling Political Competition, and Not Invited to the Party.
and Overview.- American Science before the Bomb.- Dr. Bush Fathers a Foundation.- Oh Sputnik! How the Educationists Prospered from a Russian Satellite.- To Mars! (But Why?).- The Chicken Littles of Big Science; or, Here Come the Killer Asteroids!.- Conclusion: The Only Way to Keep the Sky from Falling Is....
Controversial, outspoken, and provocative perspective on the political influence over scientific research
Colorful stories of dramatic episodes, including the race-to-space, meteor scares, and the current debate over global warming
References to popular press and culture; and engaging style that will appeal to a broad spectrum of readers