In the Shadow of the Garrison State

In the Shadow of the Garrison State

America's Anti-Statism and Its Cold War Grand Strategy

eBook - 2011
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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
ISBN: 9781283380102
1283380102
9781400842919
1400842913
Characteristics: 1 online resource (381 pages)

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