in service of
the warfare state
The Baskin Study:
An analysis of UC Santa Cruz's Jack Baskin School of
Baskin Study is a measurement of UCSC's service to the warfare
The study defines the role of the university, how it acts a
of the military enterprise, and how the Department of Defense
university faculty to carry out the science and technology
is critical to the mission of the warfare state.
nothing more than the rational and ethically banal servant of
Are the physical sciences and engineering disciplines naturally
with the production of weapons and war by matter of fact? A
of the many disciplines, major funding for scientific and
research, and connections between scientific institutions and
enterprise would seem to affirm this view.
We should not accept this
perception, as it would imply that we necessarily condemn
these fields of science as innately concerned with control
Although science and technology have historically been
exploitation, repression, and war, they have also been forces
and wellsprings of peace.
This study is dedicated to a science for
peace, acknowledging that there increasingly exists
power on the part of those within academia to put an end to the
of exploitation and war. All that is needed is the existential
to do so.