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The Joshua Lederberg Papers

Title:
Letter from Joshua Lederberg to James S. Coleman pdf (50,439 Bytes) transcript of pdf
Letter from Joshua Lederberg to James S. Coleman
Description:
Item is handwritten. Item is a photocopy.
Number of Image Pages:
1 (50,439 Bytes)
Date:
1986-06-02 (June 2, 1986)
Creator:
Lederberg, Joshua
Recipient:
Coleman, James S.
Rights:
This item is in the public domain. It may be used without permission.
Relation:
Lederberg Grouping: SAM Science and Man Series
Box Number: 112
Folder Number: 1
Unique Identifier:
BBGGDB
Accession Number:
100
Document Type:
Letters (correspondence)
Language:
English
Format:
application/pdf
image/tif
Physical Condition:
Poor
Series: Writings
SubSeries: Science and Man
Folder: S287: "A President Needs Discreet Science Advisors" [Letter to the Editor of the New York Times] (1 June 1986)
Transcript:
Jim Coleman
[stamped, JUN -- 2 1986]
Sociol -- U. Chi.
Confidential Expertise
After I mailed in my 5/17 letter to NYT, I found your piece in Tech. and Soc. The NYT in any case leaves no room for footnotes; but other journals do.
Have you written further on these dilemmas? My present remarks just scratch the surface. There is a lot of political theory and broader social interest at issue.
(I was approached about joining PSAC in 1967. One reason I said no was that I was just starting (what proved to be) a 5 year stint writing a newspaper column, weekly for the Washington Post and I felt that was incompatible.)
I wrote you a while ago about your piece on academic consulting, but got no answer.
It might be fruitful to run a workshop on the politics and ethics
[END PAGE ONE]
[BEGIN PAGE TWO]
of expertise -- a couple of foundations are already interested in the subject.
Yours,
Joshua.
enc. P196
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