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The War against the New Deal
World War II and American Democracy
"An impressive study that should interest anyone concerned with the historical development of the modern American state."—Canadian Journal of Political Science
"A subtle and sophisticated analysis that builds on important historical work.... A well-structured and clearly written argument."—Paul Koistinen, California State University, Northridge
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.
(2001) 246 pp.
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Introduction: War and Statebuilding
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