War Against the New Deal: World War II and American Democracy

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Waddell addresses a central paradox in American governance: the rise of a strong national security state coincided with a relatively weak federal structure. He argues that on the political home front World War II represented the victory of the warfare state over the nascent New Deal welfare state, with important consequences for American democracy. The warfare state defeated the New Deal's labor and academic supporters, thereby increasing the national capacity for global involvement while undermining domestic intervention. ...

War Against the New Deal: World War II and American Democracy 2001, Northern Illinois University Press

ISBN-13: 9780875802725

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