"U.S. science has not developed
a firm scientific tradition in the European manner. Here science has been
virtually identified with its technological products, its engineering developments,
its techniques; and it has recently become subjected to the corporate technique
of the assembly line. It is in the use of science, in the know-how of development
projects, in the mass-production exploitation of its legacy, that the U.S.
has excelled. This kind of industrial and military science stands in contrast
to the classic, academic tradition in which individual scientific investigators
or small groups are part of an uncoordinated cultural tradition. In brief,
the U.S. has built a Science Machine: a corporate organization and rationalization
of the process of technological development and to some extent--I believe
unknown--of scientific discovery itself" (The Causes of
World War III, 1958, p. 161).