Thomas P. Hughes

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Thomas P. Hughes is Andrew Mellon Professor at the University of Pennsylvania and Torsten Althin Professor at the Royal Institute of Technology, in Stockholm, Sweden. This article is adapted from his book American Genesis: A Century of Invention and Technological Enthusiasm, 1870-1970 , to be published in 1989 by Viking Penguin.

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December 1988

To bring their nation to the leading edge of technology, Soviet leaders are turning to the United States. Their grandfathers did the same thing.