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The Power of the Pentagon.

Congressional Quarterly, Inc.

The Power of the Pentagon.

by Congressional Quarterly, Inc.

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Published by Congressional Quarterly in Washington .
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The pentagon of power.. [Lewis Mumford] -- Examines contemporary man's preoccupation with technology appraising mass production and automation and their by-products pollution, mass destruction, and waste. # A Harvest book, HB \/span> \u00A0\u00A0\u00A0 schema. 1 day ago  A Pentagon reports concludes that the use of National Guard reconnaissance planes in four U.S. cities to monitor the widespread protests earlier this year didn’t violate rules against the.

Book Reviews The Myth of the Machine: The Pentagon of Power. By Lewis Mumford. New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, Pp. ; illustra-tions. $ This book begins with a provocative chapter paralleling the geo-graphical explorations of the 16th and 17th centuries with the scien-.   In the New York Times’ book review of July 5, , Gideon Rose, the editor of “Foreign Affairs,” concluded that Gates “is cut from the same cloth” as the soldier-statesman George C.

House of war: the Pentagon and the disastrous rise of American power by James Carroll (Book) The only plane in the sky: an oral history of 9/11 by Garrett M Graff (Book). According to Politico, the addition of the Pentagon (if you need help deciding whether or not to get vaccinated, men with uns will help you) to help with vaccine distribution is unprecedented. The plan to use the Pentagon’s force breaks with the longstanding precedent that CDC distributes vaccines during major outbreaks through a centralized.


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The Pentagon of Power book. Read 7 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. In this concluding volume of The Myth of the Machine, Mumford /5. Although the tone of the book is quite bleak -- we would all appear to be trapped in this Megamachine, the High Technology of the Power Elites -- one also senses a hope towards last chapters that an alternative is possible.

He seems to suggest a New Age style withdrawal, rather than any kind of organized resistance. Draw your own by:   About the Book. In this concluding volume of The The Power of the Pentagon.

book of the Machine, Mumford brings to a head his radical revisions of the stale popular conceptions of human and technological progress.

Far from being an attack on science and technics, The Pentagon of Power seeks to establish a more organic social order based on technological by: Additional Physical Format: Online version: Congressional Quarterly, inc.

Power of the Pentagon. Washington, Congressional Quarterly [] (OCoLC) Mumford's most profound and important analysis of technology (and the work that most directly influenced interdisciplinary technology-society studies) is the two-volume The Myth of the Machine:Volume 1, Technics and Human Development (), and Volume 2, The Pentagon of Power.

For a book about a really big building project, this was incredibly gripping, even suspenseful. Full of towering historical figures debating whether and how the Pentagon was going to be built, making it happen despite (and in part because of) the attack on Pearl Harbor, and -- in a country where it can take 5 years to put together a 2-bedroom house -- getting it all done excellently within a /5.

I don't really see a lot in this massive book about the Pentagon Papers to make me doubt those conspiracy theories. The book says JFK continued America's involvement in Vietnam.

But the fact remains that when JFK was alive and in office the number Reviews:   From the National Book Award–winning author of An American Requiem and Constantine's Sword comes a sweeping yet intimate look at the Pentagon and its vast—often hidden—impact on America.

This landmark, myth-shattering work chronicles the most powerful institution in America, the people who created it, and the pathologies it has s: The Pentagon is the headquarters building of the United States Department of a symbol of the U.S. military, the phrase The Pentagon is also often used as a metonym for the Department of Defense and its leadership.

Located in Arlington County, Virginia, across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C., the building was designed by American architect George Bergstrom and built by. The book is largely successful in pulling from the history of DARPA, a story on how an agency can both create real-world solutions and foster innovation with far-reaching implications.

While classified material likely makes any other ending impossible, it leaves much to be desired in the way that the post agency story plays out/5(50). Lewis Mumford was one of the 20th century's most important philosophers, and the two-volume set Myth of the Machine (Volume 1 is Technics and Human Development; and Volume 2 is The Pentagon of Power) are probably his most important books: the summation of his life's work/5(6).

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In The Pentagon, veteran defense writer and novelist David Alexander delivers the inside story on the people who have brought the Pentagon to life, from Army Chief of Staff General George Marshall and Secretary of War Henry Stimson, charged with creating a force that could defeat Germany and Japan, to the 'whiz kids' brought to the Pentagon by John F.

Kennedy's Secretary of Defense Robert. Power at the Pentagon Unknown Binding – January 1, See all 4 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions. Price New from Used from Hardcover "Please retry" $ — $ Hardcover $ 8 Used from $ 3 Collectible from $ Manufacturer: Harper & Row, Publ.

1stEdition. In a short time, the original military-industrial-scientific elite became the supreme Pentagon of Power, for it incorporated likewise both the bureaucratic and the educational establishments.” ― Lewis Mumford, The Pentagon of Power.

In former Cold War hard-liner Daniel Ellsberg made history by releasing the Pentagon Papers-a 7,page top-secret study of U.S.

decision-making in Vietnam-to the New York Times and Washington Post. The document set in motion a chain of events that ended not only the Nixon presidency but the Vietnam War.

In this remarkable memoir, Ellsberg describes in dramatic detail the two years he /5(4). Get this from a library.

The pentagon of power. [Lewis Mumford] -- Examines contemporary man's preoccupation with technology, appraising mass production and automation and their by-products including pollution, mass destruction, and waste. The pentagon of power by Lewis Mumford, unknown edition, In this concluding volume of The Myth of the Machine, Mumford brings to a head his radical revisions of the stale popular conceptions of human and technological progress.

The Pentagon Papers, officially titled Report of the Office of the Secretary of Defense Vietnam Task Force, is a United States Department of Defense history of the United States' political and military involvement in Vietnam from to The papers were released by Daniel Ellsberg, who had worked on the study; they were first brought to the attention of the public on the front page of.

Over time, the power of the Pentagon became greater than the politicians who tried to curb it. In this National Book Award winner we get insights into Trumans 'red scare', hear Ike warning against the 'military industrial complex' September 11 is one thread of many in this exhaustive view of the Pentagon from its groundbreaking on Sept.

11 /5(48). the five points of a pentagon fit within a circle suggests a pentagon is an explanation of the meaning of the universe. A pentagon is a world view. As we shall see, the core of this world view is We are Alone and There is no God. 12 This is the same principle used in spiritual number interpretation.

See Theme 1 in Section Themes of the. 'The Pentagon': the shape of power From its inception on Sept. 11,to the attack upon it on Sept.

11,the Pentagon has served as the ultimate symbol of. The books behind the long Pentagon career of Andrew Marshall. signaled a clear shift away from counterinsurgency back to great-power competition of the type Marshall has long emphasized.

The.