In the Shadow of the Garrison State
America's Anti-Statism and Its Cold War Grand StrategyeBook - 2011
War--or the threat of war--usually strengthens states as governments tax, draft soldiers, exert control over industrial production, and dampen internal dissent in order to build military might. The United States, however, was founded on the suspicion of state power, a suspicion that continued to gird its institutional architecture and inform the sentiments of many of its politicians and citizens through the twentieth century. In this comprehensive rethinking of postwar political history, Aaron Friedberg convincingly argues that such anti-statist inclinations prevented Cold War anxieties from t.
Publisher: Princeton : Princeton University Press, 2011
Characteristics: 1 online resource (381 pages)