Inventing a Climate of Opinion: Vannevar Bush and the Decision to Build the Bomb

@article{Goldberg1992InventingAC,
  title={Inventing a Climate of Opinion: Vannevar Bush and the Decision to Build the Bomb},
  author={S. Goldberg},
  journal={Isis},
  year={1992},
  volume={83},
  pages={429 - 452}
}
H ISTORIES OF THE DEVELOPMENT of the atomic bomb take it for granted that the decision to go all out in that development was a consensual one based on assessments of the technical feasibility of the project. In most secondary sources the decision to build the bomb is not the focus of attention. The focus is on the imports-technical, social, political, international-of that decision, and naturally these histories concentrate on the Manhattan Project, as the enterprise became known when it was… Expand