Australian Left Review

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J.D. Bernal


Jack Legge


When John Desmond Bernal died on September 15, 1971, the peoples of the world lost a great communist scientist, whose enormous gifts had been applied unreservedly on their behalf throughout his whole adult life. He was, in a way, a modern Francis Bacon. But while Bacon analysed science at the service of youthful capitalism, Bernal saw it as the tool of socialist man.



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