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The Military-Industrial Complex

Eisenhower's Warning Three Decades Later

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Gregg B. Walker, David A. Bella and Steven J. Sprecher

Thirty years ago Dwight D. Eisenhower, in his farewell address as President, warned of a «military-industrial complex;» a complex organizational system seemingly beyond the control of citizens and their elected government. With Eisenhower's ideas as inspiration, this book offers a collection of essays that examine various aspects of the U.S. Military-Industrial Complex and the farewell warning. The book reflects an interdisciplinary effort; essays come from such fields as history, economics, sociology, business, and communication.
Contents: This book includes thirteen essays that address various aspects of the United States «Military-Industrial Complex» and President Dwight D. Eisenhower's farewell warning about that complex. The essays are organized according to a variety of «perspectives»: contemporary, economic and historical, and rhetorical and psychological. The book concludes with an essay that argues for considering Eisenhower's farewell warning as a «new paradigm» for thinking about the relationships between the citizenry, government, and industry.