THE SCIENCE OF WAR AND PEACE by Robin Clarke

THE SCIENCE OF WAR AND PEACE

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Exposing the machinations of the military is not new -- but there are always some new horrifying revelations available to keep the game going. Robin Clarke examines the predominant role of the Pentagon in science, including space, underwater exploration, and just about everything else. A few old scandals -- such as the Dyna-soar that never flew -- are put together to illustrate the theme that the military is getting bigger for the sake of bigness. No area is exempt from takeover -- even ""peace"" research has been turned into strategic planning. Clarke is eclectic and superficial in looking into the causes of the huge growth of the military, concluding with some platitudes about the uncontrolled growth of technology. But the real reasons behind the mushrooming of the military are precisely what the enemies of the war machine need to have -- not another cataloging of the technological monstrosities of modern warfare.

Pub Date: Jan. 1st, 1971
Publisher: McGraw-Hill