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The Resource For might and right : Cold War defense spending and the remaking of American democracy, Michael Brenes

For might and right : Cold War defense spending and the remaking of American democracy, Michael Brenes

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For might and right : Cold War defense spending and the remaking of American democracy
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For might and right
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Cold War defense spending and the remaking of American democracy
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Michael Brenes
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eng
Summary
"How did the global Cold War influence American politics at home? For Might and Right traces the story of how Cold War defense spending remade participatory politics, producing a powerful and dynamic political coalition that reached across party lines. This "Cold War coalition" favored massive defense spending over social welfare programs, bringing together a diverse array of actors from across the nation, including defense workers, community boosters, military contractors, current and retired members of the armed services, activists, and politicians. Faced with neoliberal austerity and uncertainty surrounding America's foreign policy after the 1960s, increased military spending became a bipartisan solution to create jobs and stimulate economic growth, even in the absence of national security threats. Using a rich array of archival sources, Michael Brenes draws important connections between economic inequality and American militarism that enhance our understanding of the Cold War's continued impact on American democracy and the resilience of the military-industrial complex, up to the age of Donald Trump"--
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Brenes, Michael
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index present
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non fiction
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bibliography
Series statement
Culture and politics in the Cold War and beyond
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Defense contracts
  • Militarism
  • Political participation
  • Political culture
  • Cold War
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
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For might and right : Cold War defense spending and the remaking of American democracy, Michael Brenes
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Publication
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Control code
on1154561187
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xiv, 316 pages
Isbn
9781625345226
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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  • n
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(OCoLC)1154561187
Label
For might and right : Cold War defense spending and the remaking of American democracy, Michael Brenes
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1154561187
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xiv, 316 pages
Isbn
9781625345226
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1154561187

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