ERIC Number: ED041807
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1969
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Military Power in a Democratic Society. Teacher and Student Manuals.
Zarlengo, F. John
This unit focuses on the classic problem of the place of military power in a democratic society. Early sections examine the relationship between civil and military authority as developed in colonial America and written into the Constitution. The second half of the unit invites consideration of the relevance and workability of the earlier tradition of civil supremacy in a modern world of total war, technological complexity, and enormous military budgets. Students deal with the controversy over civilian control of the Atomic Energy Commission, the Truman-MacArthur clash, the right to conscientious objection, the possibilities for a military take-over in the United States, and current problems of both the legislative and executive branches in dealing with military power. (See SO 000 161 for a listing of related documents.) (Author/SBE)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Amherst Coll., MA.