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The Heavens and the Earth - Part 3: Chapter 10, The Shape of Things to Come Summary & Analysis

Walter A. McDougall
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Part 3: Chapter 10, The Shape of Things to Come Summary and Analysis

Under Eisenhower, big government was still considered to be undesirable, so there were still attempts to hold down spending. Most Democrats called for increased federal activity in various parts of the economy. In the post-Sputnik era there was an alliance between the social activists and the military that lasted until the Vietnam War. New theories; these were applied to various situations to develop strategy. During the 1950s there were calls for rearmament by Kissinger and others who were looking at deterrence. Much strategy came from the civilian sector at this point.

The 1950s represented a period of change. Most people felt that some kind of space strategy had to be formulated. They couldn't just wait to see what developed. They wanted the military free of the budget...

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