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Author Zelizer, Julian E.

Title Arsenal of democracy : the politics of national security-- from World War II to the War on Terrorism / Julian E. Zelizer
Published New York, N.Y. : Basic Books, [2010]


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Description v, 583 pages ; 25 cm
Contents Four questions -- Uneasy warriors -- How the Democrats won World War II -- Building the national security state -- Making China right -- High noon at mid-century -- Make missiles, not budgets -- The Cuban Missile Crisis revisited -- Running scared into Vietnam -- Ending the draft -- No room for a Republican center -- The lost Democratic opportunity -- Rambo meets The deer hunter -- Counter-attack -- What comes next? -- Fighting conservatism on Capitol Hill -- 9/11 -- Mission accomplished? -- Politics at the water's edge
Summary It has long been a truism that prior to George W. Bush, politics stopped at the water's edge--that is, that partisanship had no place in national security. In Arsenal of Democracy, historian Julian E. Zelizer shows this to be demonstrably false: partisan fighting has always shaped American foreign policy and the issue of national security has always been part of our domestic conflicts
Notes [Paperback edition 2012]
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 513-562) and index
Subject National security -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
National security -- United States -- History -- 21st century.
United States -- Politics and government -- 1945-1989.
United States -- Politics and government -- 1989-
Genre/Form History.
LC no. 2009014867
ISBN 9780465028504