Oct 25, 2022 • 45M
E68 - The Military-Industrial Complex, Ep. 2 w/ Michael Brenes
A podcast from Daniel Bessner and Derek Davison that provides listeners with everything they need to know about what’s going on in the world.
Danny and Derek welcome back Michael Brenes, associate director of the Brady-Johnson Program in Grand Strategy and lecturer in history at Yale University, to discuss his book For Might and Right: Cold War Defense Spending and the Remaking of American Democracy. They pick up the discussion after the Korean War, touching on Eisenhower’s “military-industrial complex” farewell address, the 1958 National Defense Education Act, Robert McNamara and the Kennedy administration, defense conversion and “anti-militarist” Democrats, the effect of the Vietnam War on the MIC, and more.
Check out the first episode here.