Science and Politics

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    SOME months ago the British Science Guild committed itself to the important task of producing, on behalf of the scientific community, a volume which would assist the people of Great Britain, including its statesmen, politicians, administrators, financiers, and industrialists, to realise the value of the contributions which science has already made to our progress as a nation, and the potentialities of science in the evolution of a better order of society. This volume, when completed, will contain a survey of the results hitherto obtained by the application of science in all departments of national life: a survey of our existing industries and a comparison between them and the corresponding industries of certain other countries: a survey of the possible effects of the further application of science to our older basic industries and our newer industries; the possibility of creating new industries; and finally, how our industrial development is affected by legislative restrictions, our system of taxation, our banking and financial methods, the attitude of professional and manual workers' organisations towards the application of science, and political theory.

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    Science and Politics. Nature 129, 37–39 (1932) doi:10.1038/129037a0

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