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Horns of a Dilemma: Liberalism, War, and the Invention of “National Security”

May 23, 2019

Throughout history, how have Americans thought about their own self-defense? Have they always thought about it like they do today — as expansive, global, and ideological? Andrew Preston discusses these questions by looking at the history of the idea of national security and how it is different today than in the past, the topic of his current book project.