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By John Krige

In 1945, the us used to be not just the most powerful monetary and armed forces strength on the earth; it used to be additionally the world's chief in technological know-how and expertise. In American Hegemony and the Postwar Reconstruction of technology in Europe, John Krige describes the efforts of influential figures within the usa to version postwar clinical practices and associations in Western Europe on these in the United States. They mobilized political and fiscal aid to advertise not only America's clinical and technological agendas in Western Europe yet its chilly struggle political and ideological agendas as well.Drawing at the paintings of diplomatic and cultural historians, Krige argues that this test at medical dominance by way of the USA may be noticeable as a sort of "consensual hegemony," concerning the collaboration of influential neighborhood elites who shared American values. He makes use of this idea to investigate a sequence of case stories that describe how the U.S. management, senior officials within the Rockefeller and Ford Foundations, the NATO technology Committee, and influential individuals of the clinical institution -- particularly Isidor I. Rabi of Columbia collage and Vannevar Bush of MIT -- attempted to Americanize medical practices in such fields as physics, molecular biology, and operations examine. He info U.S. help for associations together with CERN, the Niels Bohr Institute, the French CNRS and its laboratories at Gif close to Paris, and the never-established "European MIT." Krige's learn indicates how consensual hegemony in technological know-how not just served the pursuits of postwar eu reconstruction yet grew to become differently of conserving American management and "making the realm secure for democracy."

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