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Pentagon Capitalism: The Political Economy of War
 0704145480, 9780704145481

Table of contents :
Preface
Contents
1 The State-Management
2 How the State- Management Controls Its Empire
3 Extension of Control over Means of Production
4 Extension of Control over the Universities and Research
5 The Science-Fiction of Defense and Its Consequences
6 The Vietnam Wars Program and Its Consequences
7 The Ideology of the Para-State
8 The Cost of the Para-State to American Society
9 1984 by 1974? Or, Can the State-Management Be Stopped?
Appendixes
Appendix A
Appendix B
Appendix C
Appendix D
Appendix E
Appendix F
Appendix G
Appendix H
Bibliography

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PENTAGON CAPITALISM The Political Economy of War

BOOKS BY SEYMOUR MELMAN

Dynamic Factors in Industrial Productivity Inspection for Disarmament (Editor) Decision-making and Productivity The Peace Race No Place to Hide (Editor) Disarmament: Its Politics and Econom ics (Editor) Our Depleted Society In the Name of America (Editor) Industrial Efficiency under Managerial vs. Cooperative Decision-making Conversion of Industry from a Military to Civilian Econom y: A Series (Editor)

PENTAGON CAPITALISM The Political Economy of War

Seymour Melman

M cG R A W - H IL L B O O K C O M P A N Y N ew Y o rk

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Acknowledgement is made to the following sources for permission to use material already published: Martin M. Kaplan, “Communicable Diseases and Epidemics,” Bulletin o f the Atom ic Scientists, June, 1960. Reprinted by permission o f Bulletin o f the Atom ic Scientists. Elinor Langer, “Chemical and Biological Warfare (II): The Weapons and the Policies,”Science, January 20, 1967.

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