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In the Shadow of the Garrison State

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

In the Shadow of the Garrison State( )
Author: Friedberg, Aaron L.
Series title:Princeton Studies in International History and Politics
Publication Date:Apr 2000
Publisher:Princeton University Press
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:AUD $158.00
Book Description:

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...
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Detailed Subjects: Social Science / Sociology / Social Theory
Political Science / History & Theory
Political Science / General
Political Science / American Government / General
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):15.24 x 22.86 x 2.896 cm
Book Weight:0.682 Kilograms

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