Robert Higgs | Monday March 21, 2011 at 8:45 AM PST | 7 Comments
A review of James Ledbetter, Unwarranted Influence: Dwight D. Eisenhower and the Military-Industrial Complex. New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 2011. 268 pp. $26.00. On January 17, 1961, President Dwight D. Eisenhower gave his final presidential speech, which turned out to be his most memorable by virtue of this warning: “In the councils...
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Tags: American History, Books, C. Wright Mills, Chance for Peace, Cold War, Corporatism, crony capitalism, Defense, Defense Department, Dwight D. Eisenhower, Economics, garrison state, Imperialism, interventionism, James Ledbetter, Journal of Cold War Studies, Liberty, merchants-of-death, Military, military spending, military-industrial complex, national security state, New Left, Peace, Power, Russia, Stalin, technocratic elite, The State, Unwarranted Influence, USSR, War, war economy, warfare state, Weapons, William Proxmire, Wilsonianism
David Theroux | Monday March 14, 2011 at 6:31 PM PST | 0 Comments
Andrew Klaven at PJTV presents here an insightful video analysis of government-employee unions. For further information, please see the following: Out of Work: Unemployment and Government in Twentieth-Century America, by Richard K. Vedder and Lowell E. Gallaway “The New, New Left: How American Politics Works Today, by Steven Malanga,” reviewed by Gary Jason (The...
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Tags: Alvaro Vargas Llosa, Budget and Tax Policy, collective bargaining, Economics, Education, Government subsidies, government unions, Labor, labor market, New Left, Out of Work, Pajamas Media, Pajamas TV, Politics, Power, Richard K. Vedder, Steven Malanga, Taxation, Taxes, taxpayer, teacher union, Unemployment, Urban Issues, Video, Wisconsin budget
David Beito | Monday December 20, 2010 at 1:21 PM PST | 1 Comment
The much anticipated call to arms for a left/right antiwar coalition, ComeHomeAmerica.US, is now available. The book is edited by Paul Buhle, Bill Kauffman, George O’Neill Jr. and Kevin Zeese. It includes selections from both conservatives and liberals, including the editors as well as yours truly (on the American Anti-Imperialist League), Jesse Walker, Doug...
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Tags: Anti-Imperialist League, antiwar, Civil Liberties, Defense, Imperialism, Iran, Iraq, Liberty, Middle East, militarism, Military, New Left, Old Right, Peace, Presidential Power, Torture, War, Weapons