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The emergency state : America's pursuit of absolute security at all costs / David C. Unger.

Unger, David C. (Author).
Book Book (2012.)
Description: 359 p. ; 25 cm.
Publisher: New York : Penguin Press, 2012.
1 of 1 copy available at NOBLE (All Libraries).
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  • ISBN: 9781594203244 (hbk.)
  • ISBN: 1594203245 (hbk.)
Bibliography, etc.: Includes bibliographical references (p. 331-342) and index.
Contents: Introduction -- Losing our way -- The godfather -- The framing of the permanent emergency state -- Runaway train -- Belated realism -- Tunnel vision -- Emergency repairs -- Damage control -- A different path -- The president we wanted -- Soft landing -- Bridge to nowhere -- Come the destroyer -- Hope abandoned -- Beyond the emergency state -- Conclusion.
Summary: 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.
Alternate Title: America's pursuit of absolute national security at all costs
Citation: Unger, David C. "The emergency state : America's pursuit of absolute security at all costs." New York : Penguin Press, 2012.

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