Politics

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

David Unger

About the Program

David Unger talks about the rise of the National Security State since World War II and argues that every president since then has failed to curb its expansion, even though it has cost trillions of dollars and has not made us safer.  Hosted by Politics and Prose Bookstore in Washington, DC.   

About the Authors

David Unger

David Unger is an editorial writer at the New York Times.  He teaches American foreign policy at Johns Hopkins University's Nitze School of Advanced International Studies. 


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

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  • Sunday, May 20th at 4:15pm (ET)
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