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“The Chance for Peace”

in Apocalypse Management: Eisenhower and the Discourse of National Insecurity

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804758079
eISBN:
9780804768467
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804758079.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter describes the long speechwriting process of “The Chance for Peace.” President Dwight Eisenhower forecasted psychological warfare as a significant part of his strategy, and was attracted ... More


Why We Embrace Novelties: Conditions That Foster Institutional Fads

Joel Best

in Flavor of the Month: Why Smart People Fall for Fads

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520246263
eISBN:
9780520932357
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520246263.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Social Research and Statistics

Americans have always had to deal with change, and they often worried about it—such as those modern railroads, which, for example, critics warned impelled people at unnatural speeds that threatened ... More


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