The Emergency State: America's Pursuit of Absolute National Security at All Costs

Friday, February 24, 2012 8:00 AM to 9:15 AM

The Emergency State: America's Pursuit of Absolute National Security at All Costs

Description

In the decades since World War II, presidents from both parties have assumed broad war-making powers never intended by the Constitution and have pumped trillions of tax dollars into the Pentagon. Has this pursuit made the United States safer or has it only done irreparable damage to the ideals of American democracy?

In The Emergency State, Unger explains how this narrow-minded emphasis on security came to distort our political life and shows how we can change course. The New York Times' senior editorialist on foreign affairs proposes a radically different paradigm that would better address our security needs while also working to reverse the damage done to our democratic institutions and economic vitality.

Speaker: David C. Unger

Location

Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs
Merrill House
170 East 64th Street
New York, NY 10065-7478

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