Fifty years ago, Eisenhower warned of the military-industrial complex. The American Conservative presents five views of his prophetic Farewell Address.

Drafting History
Robert Schlesinger
How–and why–Ike’s farewell was written.

Science of Tyranny
Patrick J. Deneen
Eisenhower identified more than one threat to the republic.

The Other Eisenhowers
Bill Kauffman
Ike’s anti-militarist roots.

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. The Liberal Complex
Michael C. Desch
Idealism, not economics, drives U.S. militarism.

I Don’t Like Ike
Lew Rockwell
He vastly expanded the garrison state.

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