The White House
January 17, 1961


This page is part of a symposium on the fiftieth anniversary of Eisenhower’s Farewell Address and the military-industrial complex.

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.Read the Address >
. .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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