Science: Party Line

Professor Julian Huxley went to the Moscow Science Celebrations in 1945 and was enormously impressed with the Soviet attitude toward science. It seemed to him that his Russian colleagues enjoyed freedom of discussion, were generous in their appreciation of British and other foreign scientists, and were "anxious to exchange ideas, results and visits." Summing up, Huxley said: "It is certainly clear that without the U.S.S.R., neither a world political organization nor the world's intellectual life can flourish successfully."

That was four disillusioning years ago. Now, in Britain's venerable Nature magazine, Professor Huxley has recorded his changed opinion. Recent events demonstrate, he says,...

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