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Author: James A Donovan
ISBN: 0684101289
Pages 265 pages
Publisher Simon Schuster Trade (1970)
Language English
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by James A Donovan

on of the now famous article, "The New Militarism," written by General Shoup and Colonel Donovan for The Atlantic Monthly.

on of the now famous article, "The New Militarism," written by General Shoup and Colonel Donovan for The Atlantic Monthly. It traces our increasing reliance on the defense establishment- and the military way of solving problems- from our experience in World War II, the first time the country had been totally involved in modern technological war, to the present national dissension over our involvement in Asia.

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James A. Donovan With a foreword by David M. By: Donovan, James A. Material type: BookPublisher: New York: Scribner, 1970Description: xxi, 265 . 21 c. ubject(s): Militarism - United States DDC classification: 35. 2130973. Tags from this library: No tags from this library for this title.

Select Format: Hardcover. Release Date:January 1. Publisher:Charles Scribner's Sons.

by Col. Donovan, . C, retired, foreword by Gen. David M. Shoup, . An indictment of America's aggressive military posture. The Complete Outdoor Cookbook, by Dan and Inez Morris, with a chapter on Wilderneis Cook ing by Norman Strung and a chapter on How to Prepare and Cook Wild Game by Norman and Priscilla Strung (Hawthorn Books.

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Colonel james a. donovan, USMC (re., Militarism, . Wars and imperialism are Siamese twins joined at the hip. Each thrives off the other. They cannot be separated. Imperialism is the single-greatest cause of war, and war is the midwife of new imperialist acquisitions. Wars usually begin because political leaders convince a people that the use of armed force is necessary to defend the country or pursue some abstract goal-Cuban independence from Spain, preventing a Communist victory in a Korean civil war, keeping the banana republics of Central America in the free world, or even.

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This 1970 anti war classic still rings true with a few minor changes. Advisor David Shoup was a Medal of Honor Winner at Tarawa - one of the more prominent military fiascoes - and later Commandant of the Marine Corps. Also a Vietnam Veteran against the War.

Strong talk from a couple of career far right Marines who couldn't ignore reality and swung left. Too many vets don't get it but these guys did.
Col. James A. Donovan (USMC, retired) wrote this now almost-forgotten book, a critique of America's warlike culture. Some excerpts: “Then there have been a large ration of war comic books devoured for years by the young and simple-minded. They have been generally violent, bloody, and concerned with the militant destruction of “Commies,” “Reds,” “Nazis,” and all the other “bad guys” who threaten the “good guys” on our side. The images and attitudes created by the steady diet of this form of entertainment and the resulting beliefs formed in the immature minds of young generations are hard to define. The influence has probably been considerable.”

"Chauvinism is a proud and bellicose form of patriotism...which identifies numerous enemies who can only be dealt with through military power and which equates the national honor with military victory." "It has not been the uniformed military chieftains alone who have sponsored the new militarism. There is a new breed of civilian militants, creatures in part of a cold war and of the new technology, who figure prominently in national-security decision-making.” "For the past 22 years, the nation's and the militarists' enemy has been 'aggressive communism', the product of the world-wide Communist conspiracy.... The military, for its part, always has to focus upon a potential enemy. Communist aggressors are the most convenient, current, and identifiable enemy. If there were no Communist bloc and no such enemy threat, the defense establishment would have to invent one.”

He says that the military-industrial complex is a conjunction of the immense defense establishment and the vast permanent arms industry. There is an additional complex of related interests which include reserves, veterans, scientists, university research centers, congressmen, local businesses, labor, professional publications, and even news media. As for the vast network of overseas bases: “Over the years, the real purposes of many of these overseas bases has changed from tactical and strategic locations of military value to elaborate American housing and logistic installations away from home. They provide locations and facilities for some units that would have no reason for existence if based in the United States, and they furnish justification for interesting and attractive overseas travel and adventure for the troops and their families.”