Socialist Science

The way that the Soviet state intervened in┬áthe “Triumph of T.D. Lysenko” is similar to the intervention exercised in other fields of the economy. This ‘top-down’ approach was geared toward progressing the Soviet agenda. In agriculture and industry it is easy enough to see if efficiency or output is increasing, but in experimental sciences how could the Soviet agenda be defined?

 

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  1. Tell your reader what Lysenkoism is and why the regime backed him against geneticists. Is there something in his “science” that is more ideologically appropriate than genetics?

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