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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
  • ISBN: 9781594203244 (hbk.)
  • ISBN: 1594203245 (hbk.)
  • Description: 359 p. ; 25 cm.
  • Publisher: New York : Penguin Press, 2012.

Available copies

  • 2 of 2 copies available at NOBLE (All Libraries).

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0 current holds with 2 total copies.

Library Location Call Number Status Due Date
Beverly Main Adult Nonfiction UA 23 .U464 2012 (Text to Phone) Available -
Gloucester Adult Nonfiction 355.033/Unger (Text to Phone) Available -

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (p. 331-342) and index.
Contents Note: 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.

Additional Titles

Alternate Title: America's pursuit of absolute national security at all costs


Unger, David C, "The emergency state : America's pursuit of absolute security at all costs," New York : Penguin Press, 2012.

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