NVC SOCI 122 - War and Terrorism (33 pages)

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Napa Valley College
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Soci 122 - Intro to Social Problems
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Copyright Copyright 2011 2011Pearson Pearson Education Education Inc Inc Upper Upper Saddle Saddle River River NJ 07458 NJ All 07458 rights All rights reserved reserved Chapter 20 War and Terrorism Copyright 2011 Pearson Education Inc Upper Saddle River NJ 07458 All rights reserved The Nature of Power and War War A violent conflict between groups organized for such conflict Sociologist G William Domhof Proposed an elite group of white men hold majority of power in the country Identifies two distinct groups A corporate coalition and a labor coalition Both play major role in determining who runs for office and which positions those people will hold Copyright 2011 Pearson Education Inc Upper Saddle River NJ 07458 All rights reserved Continued Sociologist G William Domhof Continued Suggests it is interaction between two coalitions that determines direction in which the country will move Democratic societies believe power should not be concentrated in hands of a few President Dwight D Eisenhower was one of first to recognize potential danger of such concentration and warned against influence of what he called the military industrial complex Copyright 2011 Pearson Education Inc Upper Saddle River NJ 07458 All rights reserved Continued Military Industrial Complex Combination of the armed forces and defense industries that provide weapons and other materials to a country and has great influence over the country s policies President Dwight D Eisenhower General during World War II Knew that when an industry benefited from sale of weapons it also benefited from war Recognized that prominent members of the military and weapons industry could be highly influential in setting country s agenda Copyright 2011 Pearson Education Inc Upper Saddle River NJ 07458 All rights reserved Continued President Eisenhower s 1961 farewell address In the councils of government we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence whether sought or unsought by the military industrial



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