The Emergency State

The Emergency State

America's Pursuit of Absolute Security at All Costs

Book - 2012
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Provides an analysis of the United States government's narrow-minded focus on security in the years since World War II and how it has become huge, unwieldy, and a detriment to democracy and the economy.
Publisher: New York : Penguin Press, 2012
ISBN: 9781594203244
1594203245
Branch Call Number: 355.033 Unger 2012
Characteristics: 359 p. ; 25 cm

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djmansfield
Mar 07, 2013

The overleaf advertised this is an unbiased account of the US' penchant for making every international event into a matter of nat'l security. Both Democrat and Republican presidents/ administrations were called out to blame, but the premise itself is dove-ish and therefore leans left. I found the early 20th Century accounts believeable, but as I read Unger's portrayal of the latter half of the 1900's and into the 2000's (years of my lifetime) I discovered that his writing didn't capture the context of the time. Hindsight is 20-20...yeah I guess all that money spent on defense was a waste because nothing happened worthy of the expense. Or, was it?

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