Menzies' Cold War : a reinterpretation / L.J. Louis
- Bib ID:
- Louis, L. J. (Leslie John)
- Carlton North, Vic. : Red Rag Publications, 2001
- 96 p. ; 21 cm.
- 0957735278 (paperback)
In this timely addition to Australian cold war histories, Les Louis has given a comprehensive analysis of Menzies' "national security state" in the early 1950s. He argues that, in addition to outlawing communists and readying the nation for war, Menzies strove to position capital and the state to usher in a new dawn of capitalism down under, at the expense of labour.
- Full contents:
- 1. A milk bar economy
- 2. Rearmament
- 3. "War in three years" reassessed
- 4. Mobilisation for war
- 5. Cold war/class war and a national security state
- 6. Butter before guns
- 7. No 'military-industrial complex'
- 8. Menzies wanted the bomb
- 9. Victors in the Cold War.
- Bibliography: p. 84-96.
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