Tag - history

Socialize the Lab

Laboratories are icons of scientific achievement and human progress, but like all historical processes, they are shaped by class conflicts. This article presents a critical history of the lab and plots a future toward socializing our means...

Note from the Editors

We invite readers to continue the conversation by sharing their thoughts after the critical rereading of China: Science Walking on Two Legs. Please send letters to the editor by emailing magazine@scienceforthepeople.org.

Introduction

In 1973, Science for the People traveled to socialist China to see what science could be in a revolutionary society. Over the course of one month, the delegates visited farms, factories, laboratories, campuses, hospitals, communes, and...