Category - Web Extras

American Science: Triumph or Tragedy?

American science has aspired, for a long time, to present itself as exceptional. In 1966, the historian Hunter Dupre invited his colleagues to celebrate, in his view, this long-neglected exceptionalism. More than half-a-century on, Clifford Conner takes on and upends Dupre’s grand thesis. With this mournful but...

The Tragedy of American Science: An Epilogue

Cliff Conner’s The Tragedy of American Science describes how science in the United States has been coopted by military and corporate forces, transforming what could be an instrument of discovery into one of death and destruction. Below...

Their Money, Our Lives

In March, before data were available, I anticipated disparate rates of COVID-19 infection and death would be observed in African American communities in my interview on Roland Martin Unfiltered. Sadly, this prediction was borne out. By...

Racism, Empire, and Native Liberation

Racism has always been central to the process of empire-building. While today, anti-Arab racism, Islamophobia, and immigrant bashing are some of the main ideological bulwarks that keep the US military bloated with funding, historically...

A letter from our outgoing Managing Editor

Science for the People has work to do in standing to end racism, and that starts with our internal organizing. I want to highlight some of our successes as well as ways we can do better, particularly in including the voices of our Black...

#FreeTheVaccine to End the Pandemic

The latest series of police killings of Black people, and ensuing nationwide protests, have understandably overshadowed the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic in the United States. Yet, the pandemic remains a distinct reality...

SftP Statement on COVID-19 Pandemic

Progressive and radical organizations must rise to meet the immediate challenges of these crises, while also working to replace the failing systems that gave rise to them. We must practice solidarity by aiding impacted communities and by...