Questions on Graham ch 4-5

1) pp. 66-69 What were the two reasons for Soviet engineer's narrowing defintion of their work?

2) pp. 70-72 How did the Soviet engineering education contrast to Palchinsky's vision?

3) pp. 72-74 What was politically dangerous about Soviet engineering education?

4) pp. 74-76 What was technologically dangerous about Soviet engineering education?

5) p. 82 Why was BAM so sensationalized? pp. 83-86 In what ways did it repeat the errors of old Soviet disasters?

6) pp. 86-87 What was wrong with using soldiers to solve the person-power problem?

7) pp. 87-89 How did the rush and cost-cutting create problems?

8) p. 90 Why all the rush? What was wrong with RMBK reactors? pp. 91-93 What problems might have been solved by Palchinsky's "regional planning" approach?

9) p. 93 What was the significance of the Don Basin mines for both Palchinsky and contemporary Soviets? pp. 94-96 How did these mines repeat earlier problems?

10) p. 99 Why would Palchinsky have rejected Havel's remark?

11) p. 102 How could Palchinsky's critique be applied to the US as well?

12) p. 106 what does Graham mean by "one can question whether his final act was rational, but one cannot question his bravery?"