The social function of history: policy, history and twentieth-century science

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Presenter: David Edgerton

Published: January 2010

Age: 18-22 and upwards

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Source/institution: Royal Society

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Historians bring to thinking about science policy a very particular understanding which should be central to policy: historians are trained to know in their bones that the future is unknown and to understand the power of the cheap futurism which characterises the present.

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