Policy and Publicity: A Critique

  • Benjamin Gal-Or


Any civilization depends upon innovation and knowledge a creative minority has been able to generate together with the incalculable effects these have had upon everyday thinking and conduct (Appendix II). Since innovation and accumulated increases of knowledge are the basis on which we progress, it is pertinent to analyze how, where and when they occur or are subdued. Here we come to highly significant questions concerning the nature and course of scientific development, the obstacles which have lain in the way of philosophic revolutions, the sources of success and frustration in innovation and the roots of illusions and misapprehensions that many intelligent people still harbor with respect to “freedom of speech, press, research and inquiry”.


Master Plan Mass Communication Western Medium Ghost Particle Scientific Periodical 
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