New Atlantis Revisited

By Paul R. Josephson

In 1958 construction began on Akademgorodok, a scientific utopian community modeled after Francis Bacon’s vision of a “New Atlantis.” The city, carved out of a Siberian forest, 2,500 miles east of Moscow, was formed by Soviet scientists with the full support of Nikita Khrushchev. They believed that their rational science, liberated from ideological…

Published date: July 7, 1997
Type: Books
Genre: Nonfiction

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Imagine the Soviets trying to build a 'city of science,' and meeting problem after problem.