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France and the Endowment of Research

Nature volume 88, pages 317318 (04 January 1912) | Download Citation



THE French intellect is proverbially clear. The quality implies foresight, no less than insight, and it is revealed in practical politics, no less than in scientific theory. It is also the characteristic of French statesmanship as well as of French thought. Nowhere is this clairvoyante volonté of a nation more practically demonstrated than in the attitude of the State to science, and in the relations between the spheres of government and of knowledge.

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