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Irrational Security: The Politics of Defense From Reagan to Obama; Buying National Security: How America Plans and Pays for Its Global Role and Safety at Home
Wirls' targets the built-in bias for spending on the military without any proper debate over whether the money is well spent. Anybody seeking to get a grip on defense...This article is paywall-free.
Be Very Afraid: The Cultural Responses to Terror, Pandemics, Environmental Devastation, Nuclear Annihilation, and Other Threats
Wuthnow considers how Americans have responded to seemingly existential perils, including nuclear weapons, terrorism, the millennium bug, the avian flu, and global...This article is paywall-free.