Two people planted the seeds for Navigating the Maze: Brad Fenwick of Elsevier and Christopher B. Davis of World Scientific. I owe them a debt of gratitude for suggesting the project. They provided the inspiration for the book, but there are many people who deserve recognition, two of them in particular who are no longer alive: D. Allan Bromley and Burton Richter.

Allan introduced me to the world of science and technology policy when I was a young faculty member at Yale University, and he was chairman of the Physics Department. Allan subsequently became President George H.W. Bush’s science advisor, and I became director of public affairs for the American Physical Society. We became close friends, and for more than two decades, ...

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