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In 1968, James Watson published The Double Helix, a personal account of the history of the race to discover the structure of DNA. The book was controversial and bracingly honest, a glimpse into the working style and personalities of great scientists like Francis...
Computer science professor Scott Aaronson listed his 30 favorite books on his blog, so I thought I would (incompletely) list my own. These are volumes which inspired me even as a teenager and continue to stimulate and enrich my worldview. Reflecting my interests,...
Technocrats have had a mixed record in guiding major policies of the United States government. Perhaps the most famous technocrat of the postwar years was Robert McNamara, the longest serving secretary of defense who worked for both John Kennedy and Lyndon...

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In 1968, James Watson published The Double Helix, a personal account of the history of the race to discover the structure of DNA. The book was controversial and bracingly honest, a glimpse into the working style and personalities of great scientists like Francis...
Computer science professor Scott Aaronson listed his 30 favorite books on his blog, so I thought I would (incompletely) list my own. These are volumes which inspired me even as a teenager and continue to stimulate and enrich my worldview. Reflecting my interests,...
Technocrats have had a mixed record in guiding major policies of the United States government. Perhaps the most famous technocrat of the postwar years was Robert McNamara, the longest serving secretary of defense who worked for both John Kennedy and Lyndon...