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And then Uncle Sam and NATO allies wonder why they may have so many alarming enemies ..... whenever they choose to create them via their exclusive actions.
Whenever one has to oppose and try to disadvantage more able competition, is it an intelligence deficit within one’s own systems that one has to address rather than assaulting others via arbitrary politically motivated denial of markets which rely on such options to share and enrich investors.
The bottom line in that message is surely such a market is self-destructive and not fit for future greater purpose as competition in opposition increases militant costs.
What appears to have been forgotten ..... yet again Is .........
Akin to, and largely responsible for the sweeping changes in our industrial-military posture, has been the technological revolution during recent decades.
In this revolution, research has become central; it also becomes more formalized, complex, and costly. A steadily increasing share is conducted for, by, or at the direction of, the Federal government.
Today, the solitary inventor, tinkering in his shop, has been over shadowed by task forces of scientists in laboratories and testing fields. In the same fashion, the free university, historically the fountainhead of free ideas and scientific discovery, has experienced a revolution in the conduct of research. Partly because of the huge costs involved, a government contract becomes virtually a substitute for intellectual curiosity. For every old blackboard there are now hundreds of new electronic computers.
The prospect of domination of the nation's scholars by Federal employment, project allocations, and the power of money is ever present and is gravely to be regarded.
Yet, in holding scientific research and discovery in respect, as we should, we must also be alert to the equal and opposite danger that public policy could itself become the captive of a scientific-technological elite.
It is the task of statesmanship to mold, to balance, and to integrate these and other forces, new and old, within the principles of our democratic system-ever aiming toward the supreme goals of our free society. .......President Dwight D. Eisenhower's Farewell Address (1961)