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The Military-Industrial Complex

Eisenhower's Warning Three Decades Later


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.