EBOOK In the Shadow of the Garrison State
- In the Shadow of the Garrison State
- Aaron L. Friedberg
- 27 July 2020
In the Shadow of the Garrison State Free read î 2 Deral power protected economic vitality technological superiority and public support for Cold War activities The strategic synthesis that emerged by the early 1960s was functional as well as stable enabling the United States to deter contain and ultimately outlive the Soviet Union precisely because the American state did not limit unduly the political personal and economic freedom of its citizens Political scientists historians and general readers interested in Cold War history will value this thoroughly researched volume Friedberg's insightful scholarship will also inspire future policy by contributing to our understanding of how liberal democracy's inherent ualities nurture its survival and spre.
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In the Shadow of the Garrison State Free read î 2 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 transforming the United States into the garrison state it might have become in their absence Drawing on an array of pr.Review In the Shadow of the Garrison State
In the Shadow of the Garrison State Free read î 2 Imary and secondary sources including newly available archival materials Friedberg concludes that the weakness of the American state served as a profound source of national strength that allowed the United States to outperform and outlast its supremely centralized and statist rival the Soviet Union Friedberg's analysis of the U S government's approach to taxation conscription industrial planning scientific research and development and armaments manufacturing reveals that the American state did expand during the early Cold War period But domestic constraints on its expansion including those stemming from mean self interest as well as those guided by a principled belief in the virtues of limiting fe.