The Duck of Minerva

“Lab Leaks” in Political Science

The Promise and Peril of Public-Facing Scholarship

Paul Musgrave concludes the “Lab Leaks” symposium by engaging with his interlocutors and reflecting on the challenges faced by political science in an era of public-facing scholarship.

They Blinded Them With Science

Musgrave’s identification of dangerous ideas is correct, but his metaphor risks entrenching the fundamental problem: the (inevitable) weaponization of “scientific objectivity.”

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