A Modest Proposal for the March for Science

The New Yorker 

In 1959, not long after the Soviets' Sputnik launch astonished and terrified the nation, Dwight Eisenhower named George B. Kistiakowsky, a Harvard chemist, to the position of Presidential science adviser. Jerome Wiesner, who would later become the president of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, sat on the Presidential science-advisory committee. Kistiakowsky was a Republican and Wiesner a Democrat. They met with the President every month. The next year, when John F. Kennedy was elected, Kistiakowsky wasn't purged, or prosecuted, or denounced.