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The Resource Soldiers of reason : the Rand Corporation and the rise of the American empire, Alex Abella

Soldiers of reason : the Rand Corporation and the rise of the American empire, Alex Abella

Label
Soldiers of reason : the Rand Corporation and the rise of the American empire
Title
Soldiers of reason
Title remainder
the Rand Corporation and the rise of the American empire
Statement of responsibility
Alex Abella
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A chronicle of the rise of the secretive think tank that has been the driving force behind American government for sixty years. Born in the wake of World War II as an idea factory to advise the Air Force on how to wage and win wars, RAND quickly became the creator of America's anti-Soviet nuclear strategy. A magnet for the best and the brightest, its ranks included Cold War luminaries who arguably saved us from nuclear annihilation and unquestionably created Eisenhower's "military-industrial complex." In the Kennedy era, RAND analysts' theories of rational warfare steered our conduct in Vietnam, and drove our invasion of Iraq 45 years later. But RAND's greatest contribution might be its least known: rational choice theory, a model explaining all human behavior through self-interest. Through it RAND sparked the Reagan-led transformation of our social and economic system, but also unleashed a resurgence of precisely the forces whose existence it denied--religion, patriotism, tribalism.--From publisher description
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Abella, Alex
Dewey number
355/.070973
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
AS36.R35
LC item number
A24 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Rand Corporation
  • Rand Corporation
  • Rand Corporation
  • Rand Corporation
  • Rand Corporation
  • Research institutes
  • Military research
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
  • Influence (Literary, artistic, etc.)
  • Intellectual life
  • Diplomatic relations
  • Military policy
  • Military research
  • Research institutes
  • United States
  • Geschichte
  • Geschichte
Label
Soldiers of reason : the Rand Corporation and the rise of the American empire, Alex Abella
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 345-361) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 40
  • 4
  • A Talk Before Dinner
  • 67
  • 5
  • The Secret Keepers
  • 72
  • 6
  • The Jester of Death
  • 95
  • 1
  • 7
  • In RAND's Orbit
  • 105
  • 8
  • A Delicate Dance
  • 127
  • 9
  • Whiz Kids Rule
  • 132
  • 10
  • A Great Beginning
  • The Art of Science
  • 143
  • 11
  • A Final Solution to the Soviet Problem
  • 158
  • 12
  • An Irresistible Force
  • 168
  • 13
  • A Night in Rach Kien
  • 9
  • 191
  • 14
  • The Price of Success
  • 195
  • 15
  • Stealing Away
  • 213
  • 16
  • Plus Ca Change
  • 217
  • 2
  • 17
  • Team B Strikes
  • 230
  • 18
  • Witnessing End Times
  • 249
  • 19
  • The Terror Network
  • 262
  • 20
  • The Human Factor
  • Yoda and the Knights of Counterforce
  • 275
  • 21
  • Back to Iraq
  • 287
  • 22
  • Death of a Strategist
  • 299
  • 23
  • Whither RAND?
  • 24
  • 304
  • 3
  • The Wages of Sin
Control code
ocn163707040
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
388 pages, [4] pages of plates
Isbn
9780151010813
Lccn
2007030691
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o163707040
  • (OCoLC)163707040
Label
Soldiers of reason : the Rand Corporation and the rise of the American empire, Alex Abella
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 345-361) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 40
  • 4
  • A Talk Before Dinner
  • 67
  • 5
  • The Secret Keepers
  • 72
  • 6
  • The Jester of Death
  • 95
  • 1
  • 7
  • In RAND's Orbit
  • 105
  • 8
  • A Delicate Dance
  • 127
  • 9
  • Whiz Kids Rule
  • 132
  • 10
  • A Great Beginning
  • The Art of Science
  • 143
  • 11
  • A Final Solution to the Soviet Problem
  • 158
  • 12
  • An Irresistible Force
  • 168
  • 13
  • A Night in Rach Kien
  • 9
  • 191
  • 14
  • The Price of Success
  • 195
  • 15
  • Stealing Away
  • 213
  • 16
  • Plus Ca Change
  • 217
  • 2
  • 17
  • Team B Strikes
  • 230
  • 18
  • Witnessing End Times
  • 249
  • 19
  • The Terror Network
  • 262
  • 20
  • The Human Factor
  • Yoda and the Knights of Counterforce
  • 275
  • 21
  • Back to Iraq
  • 287
  • 22
  • Death of a Strategist
  • 299
  • 23
  • Whither RAND?
  • 24
  • 304
  • 3
  • The Wages of Sin
Control code
ocn163707040
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
388 pages, [4] pages of plates
Isbn
9780151010813
Lccn
2007030691
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o163707040
  • (OCoLC)163707040

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