History 408 History of American Science and Technology
Technology and Anti-Terroism
Vartabedian and Dowd articles
1. Whats new and striking to you in the readings on this topic?
2. How do science and technology figure in the current strategy in fighting against terrorism?
3. Whats Maureen Dowds view of the role of American science and technology in the war against terrorism?
4. How would you compare the current science policy with that during the Cold War?
5. How do you think science and technology would or would not solve the problem of terrorism?
6. Think about what we have studied in the second half of class and write down a suggestion or two as topics for the final exam essay questions.
7. Do you find the readings helpful? Any questions and comments? Any relevant news item or website to share with the class?