Home > News > The Latest in Propaganda Catchwords
June 28th, 2007
The Latest in Propaganda Catchwords
Have you enlisted for nanotechnology?" Posters of this type should be going up any time now. The term "nanotechnology" has been a big hit as the state's latest catchword. It's perfect, hitting all the right patriotic propaganda notes, while doubtless providing opportunities for officials to enrich themselves. But what is necessary for the real development of nanotechnology is a change in the technology of administration.
Sticking to the party line is a time-honored Russian tradition. No federal ministry projection fails to mention the term, universities and institutes are all hurrying to create nanotechnology departments and laboratories, and governors are holding conferences on regional nanotechnology conditions.
This is all reminiscent of examples like "doubling GDP," "an apartment for every family by 2000," "achieving full communism by the 1980s" or the cult of corn created by Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev.
Interviews/Book Reviews/Essays/Reports/Podcasts/Journals/White papers
Nanosensor Used for Simultaneous Determination of Effective Tea Components January 24th, 2015
New technique helps probe performance of organic solar cell materials January 23rd, 2015
Iranian Scientists Produce Graphene-Based Oxygen Sensor January 23rd, 2015
Silver nanowires demonstrate unexpected self-healing mechanism: The material has potential for flexible electronics January 23rd, 2015
OCSiAl supports NanoART Imagery Contest January 23rd, 2015
EnvisioNano: An image contest hosted by the National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI) January 22nd, 2015
Oxford Instruments Asylum Research Announces AFM Image Contest Winners January 11th, 2015
Longhorn beetle inspires ink to fight counterfeiting November 5th, 2014