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Armed with ExpertiseThe Militarization of American Social Research during the Cold War$
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Joy Rohde

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780801449673

Published to Cornell Scholarship Online: August 2016

DOI: 10.7591/cornell/9780801449673.001.0001

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Militarization without End?

Militarization without End?

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(p.148) Epilogue Militarization without End?
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Armed with Expertise
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Joy Rohde

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Cornell University Press
DOI:10.7591/cornell/9780801449673.003.0007

This epilogue argues that militarization seems to offer many Americans a sense of security. The national security state's patronage has proven so beneficial, and the intellectual and technological manifestations of militarized knowledge are so flexible, that militarization remains difficult for Americans to contain or reverse. Moreover, Americans were reluctant to give up militarization in the years after Vietnam because they were devoted to their image of the nation as a global superpower. This suggests that militarization would last as long as Americans continued to measure their national greatness by their global might. Militarization will persist as long as Americans remain convinced that their investment in national security is both inflicted by external aggressors and part of a program of global uplift.

Keywords:   militarization, national security, militarized knowledge, national greatness, global might

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