The National Science Foundation and the Debate over Postwar Research Policy, 1942-1945: A Political Interpretation of Science--The Endless Frontier

@article{Kevles1977TheNS,
  title={The National Science Foundation and the Debate over Postwar Research Policy, 1942-1945: A Political Interpretation of Science--The Endless Frontier},
  author={Daniel J. Kevles},
  journal={Isis},
  year={1977},
  volume={68},
  pages={5 - 26}
}
  • D. Kevles
  • Published 1 August 1975
  • Political Science
  • Isis
TO DATE, the origins of Science-The Endless Frontier, the celebrated report issued in 1945 by Vannevar Bush and subsequently so influential in the shaping of the National Science Foundation, remain obscure behind the veil of memory. Bush, the director of the wartime Office of Scientific Research and Development (OSRD), later attributed the conception of the report to a casual conversation with President Franklin D. Roosevelt, who asked for it when Bush remarked that science might well languish… 

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