National Forum

Covers a wide range of topics including those of education, business, international affairs, and multicultural issues in an effort to provide documentation for professional research and development.

Articles from Vol. 71, No. 4, Fall

An Antifundamentalist Rejoinder
NE0015 Don Warrington's article, "Public Education: A Christian Perspective," in the Winter 1990 Phi Kappa Phi Journal, is gross anti-intellectualism in the guise of reason. While in principle fundamentalism does not have to be, in practice it often...
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A New Problem-Solving Strategy for Global Environmental Issues
SS0038 Few will still doubt that our modem technological culture has reached a turning point and that it must change drastically if we are to manage our environmental problems. It may not yet be as widely appreciated that science, hitherto the mainspring...
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Can Science Survive in the Modern Age? A Revisit after Twenty Years
SI0031 In october of 1971, I published an article in Science under the above title. Although my answer to the rhetorical question at that time was provisionally affirmative, it was not without reservations and misgivings. The article was written at...
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Eisenhower and "My Scientists." (President Dwight David Eisenhower's Science Policies)
MS0009 Time was the American people, sans historians and political scientists, "liked Ike." Now, at the centennial of Dwight David Eisenhower's birth, scholars have joined in liking Ike. A part of their liking him is their recent appreciation of the...
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North and South
S00030 i. THE NORTH SHORE Those dry Long Island summers when we brought illegal liquor through the sultry night, the iron gauntlet of the drunk cashier cracked Nathan Hale's brass marker in its vise. The purple square of television bled...
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Policymaking for Science and Technology
SA0016 In our post-industirial society, which relies heavily on continuous development of new, complex technology and strongly supports advances at the frontiers of science, issues of governance and policymaking have become increasingly important....
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Science and Politics
PC0002 The authors in this issue of National Forum look at several aspects of the interaction between the science establishment and the various branches of government. At the most general level, the topic can be decomposed into two major questions:...
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Science and Politics under Gorbachev
PU0027 Scientists have become important actors in the Soviet Union today, both as advisers to Gorbachev's government and as increasingly autonomous researchers in the scientific establishment. The intractable problems of economic downturn, ecological...
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Science and the Soviet Social Order
TS0020 Science and technology have been among the most important influences on the social behavior and structure of the Soviet Union, changing that nation in ways that observers and scholars have not yet adequately appreciated. Discussions of how...
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Science, Technology, and the Law in the Third Century of the Constitution
AT0013 Science, technology, and law are footed in mankind's unending search for knowledge, comfort, and harmony. Despite these concurrent origins, practitioners of science and technology on the one hand, and law on the other, remain largely...
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Scientific Communication and National Security. the Need for Balance
AN0032 It was to be a small international conference on magnetic bubble memory devices. Sponsored by the American Vacuum Society, the gathering was scheduled for late February 1980. Suddenly, however, the conference organizers were informed by officials...
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State Technology Programs in the 1990s
PI0005 Economic competitiveness has been a central theme underlying many issues in Washington during the last decade. Topics Congress, the White House, and the national media have pondered include: "industrial policy," "Atari democrats" Craig Fields,"...
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Student-Athletes: In Search of Balance
IS0042 Trashing student-athletes has long been a favored occupation of academics with more time than talent on their hands. Generally, such diatribes can be ignored as the histrionics of individuals long since inured to the effects of reason or...
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