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Theological Canon of the Welfare-Warfare State

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The list author says: "The internationally distinguished economist and historian Murray N. Rothbard first used the term 'the welfare-warfare state' in his brilliant essay, "The Great Society: A Libertarian Critique," in Marvin E. Gettleman & David Mermelstein, ed., The Great Society Reader: The Failure of American Liberalism, 1967. This is one of three crucial articles by Rothbard which defines and outlines this important concept describing our society today and how it became that way. The other two articles are: "Origins of the Welfare State in America," and "World War I as Fulfillment: Power and the Intellectuals." All three of these exceptional essays can be found online.

Intellectuals and politicans were drawn to Progressivism by the same elitist positivism that drew them to other "social control" rationalizations; committment to the explanatory power of scientific social inquiry to get at the root causes of social and economic problems; the legitimacy of coercive social control, deriving from a holist conception of society as prior to and greater than the sum of its constituent individuals; and the efficacy of elitist social control via expert management of the state apparatus."
Imperialism & Social Reform: EnglishSocial-Imperial Thought 1895-1914
Imperialism & Social Reform: EnglishSocial-Imperial Thought 1895-1914
"The satanic virus of "Social Imperialism" or "Progressivism" is spawn and let loose upon the world.  In particular note the pivotal role of the Fabian Society and race imperialist Viscount Alfred Milner, the force behind the Round Table movement to consolidate the British Empire (see Carroll Quigley's Tragedy and Hope, and The Anglo-American Establishment: From Rhodes to Cliveden)."
Fabian Freeway: High Road to Socialism in the U.S.A. 1884-1966
Fabian Freeway: High Road to Socialism in the U.S.A. 1884-1966
"Ideas have consequences.  Classic treatment in intellectual history of the transmission or contagion of statist ideas from Great Britain to America. The Fabian Society was a elite group which sought to introduce socialism to Great Britain (and the Empire) by gradual, covert means.  Purged from many public libraries -- very rare! Available online at Mises.org"
War Against the Weak: Eugenics and America's Campaign to Create a Master Race
War Against the Weak: Eugenics and America's Campaign to Create a Master Race
"Eugenics was not new in the Progressive Era, but acquired new impetus with the advent of a more expansive government. Expansion of state coercion meant that it became possible to have not only eugenic thought, but also eugenic practice. Millions of 'the unfit' were targeted for sterilization and elimination. Eugenics legislation promoting genocide came with the rise of the welfare-warfare state."
The Promise Of American Life
The Promise Of American Life
"The old Jeffersonian limited-state liberalism is out; the new Hamiltonian expanded-state corporatism is in, according to Harvard prophet Croly, disciple of Theodore Roosevelt and later of Benito Mussolini."
A Preface to Morals
A Preface to Morals
"The key canonical text of the Establishment mind.  Harvard litterateur Lippmann is the Saint Paul of the welfare-warfare state."
The New Industrial State: Fourth Edition
The New Industrial State: Fourth Edition
"Corporatism, Corporatism, Corporatism!  Harvard's Galbraith is the John the Baptist of the welfare-warfare state, complete with hairshirt and WASP irony."
The New American Ideology
The New American Ideology
"The old Lockean Individualism is out, the New American Ideology (Communitarianism) is in!  Harvard Business School blueblood Lodge is the Saint Luke of the welfare-warfare state."
The Costs of War: America's Pyrrhic Victories
The Costs of War: America's Pyrrhic Victories
"Archangel Murray N. Rothbard slays the gnostic welfare-warfare state dragon; traces its birth to wacked postmillennial pietistic Protestant fanatics gone strident, secular and stir-crazy.  One of the most important books published in the past 50 years."
Friendly Fascism: The New Face of Power in America
Friendly Fascism: The New Face of Power in America
"The apostate Gross lets the corporatist cat outta the bag, and its a "friendly fascist" feline!  The much-heralded "public-private partnership" of government and business is a partnership in plunder."
Liberal Fascism: The Secret History of the American Left, From Mussolini to the Politics of Meaning
Liberal Fascism: The Secret History of the American Left, From Mussolini to the Politics of Meaning
"Heretic #1 Goldberg has penned a flawed but fascinating polemic. Critics such as David Gordon have pointed out its factual flaws in interpretation but Goldberg gets 90% of it brilliantly correct. Not a scholarly treatise but a fast-paced polemic showing the common ideological roots of American progressivism and European fascism, a legacy continuing with today's welfare-warfare state."
The Higher Circles
The Higher Circles
"Heretic #2 Domhoff details the unsanctified origins of the welfare-warfare state from Otto von Bismarck to Richard T. Ely to Franklin Delano Roosevelt. Thousands of American graduate students went to Germany to obtain their doctorate degrees and were seduced by the message of statism which they carried back to the United States."
The Triumph of Conservatism: A Reinterpretation of American History, 1900-1916
The Triumph of Conservatism: A Reinterpretation of American History, 1900-1916
"Heretic #3 Kolko provides the seminal text to understanding the origins of the welfare-warfare regulatory state.  This book shattered the mainstream liberal consensus interpretation of the "Progressive Era."
The Corporate Ideal in the Liberal State, 1900-1918
The Corporate Ideal in the Liberal State, 1900-1918
"Heretic #4 Weinstein details the crucial role of the elite National Civic Federation in formulating the foundations of the welfare-warfare state during the "Progressive Era."
The Political Economy of Liberal Corporativism - Essays
The Political Economy of Liberal Corporativism - Essays
"Heretics #5 Stromberg, #6 Childs, and #7 Alexander focus upon "The Political Economy of Liberal Corporativism" and "Big Business and the Rise of American Statism" and more in this concise collection of essays."
A New History of Leviathan
A New History of Leviathan
"Heretics #8 Rothbard and #9 Radosh edit this path-breaking synthesis of New Left/Old Right analysis of the rise of the American corporate welfare-warfare state. See especially Rothbard's "War Collectivism in World War I," "Herbert Hoover and the Myth of Laissez-Faire," and Radosh's "The Myth of the New Deal." Available online at Mises.org."
Ex America
Ex America
"Heretic #10 Garrett's classic expose' of the destructive nature of the welfare-warfare state under presidents Franklin Roosevelt and Harry Truman. One of the most important books you will ever read. Available online at Mises.org."
As We Go Marching
As We Go Marching
"Heretic #11 Flynn's brilliant expose of the fascist orgins of FDR's New Deal, and its close ideological relationship to Mussolini's and Hitler's regimes. Available online at Mises.org."
Three New Deals: Reflections on Roosevelt's America, Mussolini's Italy, and Hitler's Germany, 1933-1939
Three New Deals: Reflections on Roosevelt's America, Mussolini's Italy, and Hitler's Germany, 1933-1939
"Heretic #12 Schivelbusch dares compare the collectivist ideology and pragmatic public policy applications of Roosevelt's New Deal, Mussolini's Corporate State, and Hitler's National Socialist Third Reich.  Excellent companion volume to Flynn's As We Go Marching above."
Tethered Citizens: Time to Repeal the Welfare State
Tethered Citizens: Time to Repeal the Welfare State
"Heretic #13 Richman further details the orgins of the welfare state in Bismarck's Prussia and antebellum Civil War pensions in America."
Crisis and Leviathan: Critical Episodes in the Growth of American Government (A Pacific Research Institute for Public Policy Book)
Crisis and Leviathan: Critical Episodes in the Growth of American Government (A Pacific Research Institute for Public Policy Book)
"Heretic #14 Higgs charts the accellerated growth and development of the welfare-warfare state in war and peace during the 20th century."
Losing Ground: American Social Policy, 1950-1980, 10th Anniversary Edition
Losing Ground: American Social Policy, 1950-1980, 10th Anniversary Edition
"Heretic #15 Murray relentlessly destroys the empirical and ideological basis of the modern welfare state."
All the Presidents' Bankers: The Hidden Alliances that Drive American Power
All the Presidents' Bankers: The Hidden Alliances that Drive American Power
"Heretic #16 Prins documents the back story of the rise of the corporate state in the US, administration by administration. Full of rich antidotal material and solid analytical research."
The Ominous Parallels: The End of Freedom in America
The Ominous Parallels: The End of Freedom in America
"Heretic #17 Peikoff demonstrates the unholy American welfare-warfare state/Weimar Republic philosophical parallel."
The Decline of American Liberalism (Independent Studies in Political Economy)
The Decline of American Liberalism (Independent Studies in Political Economy)
"Heretic #18 Ekirch's excellent historical overview of the reasons for the decline of classical liberalism in the United States.  This is a must-read classic!"
Suicidal Corporation (Touchstone Books)
Suicidal Corporation (Touchstone Books)
"Heretic #19 Weaver provides an insider's account of the corporatist mind-set from inside the belly of one of the largest Leviathans."
Treason: The New World Order
Treason: The New World Order
"Heretic #20 Gurudas has compiled perhaps the most concise and penetrating analysis of the corporate state in one of his chapters of this marvelous work."
Designing the industrial state;: The intellectual pursuit of collectivism in America, 1880-1940,
Designing the industrial state;: The intellectual pursuit of collectivism in America, 1880-1940,
"Heretic #21 Gilbert traces the ideological role collectivism played in shaping the American corporate welfare-warfare state."
Corporate Liberalism: The Origins of Modern American Political Theory, 1890-1920
Corporate Liberalism: The Origins of Modern American Political Theory, 1890-1920
"Heretic #22 Lustig catalogs the origins of corporate liberal ideology in formulating public policy during the "Progressive Era."
From Warfare State to Welfare State: World War I, Compensatory State-Building, and the Limits of the Modern Order
From Warfare State to Welfare State: World War I, Compensatory State-Building, and the Limits of the Modern Order
"Heretic #23 Eisner further outlines the tremendous impact and rationale World War I "war collectivism" played in ushering in FDR's New Deal welfare state. (see Rothbard's two pivotal essays, "War Collectivism in World War I," and "World War I as Fulfillment: Power and the Intellectuals." Both available online.)"
The War for Righteousness: Progressive Christianity, the Great War, and the Rise of the Messianic Nation
The War for Righteousness: Progressive Christianity, the Great War, and the Rise of the Messianic Nation
"Heretic #24 Gamble demonstrates how the destructive corroding element of Progressive Christianity corrupted American Protestantism during World War I. An excellent companion volume to John V. Denson's A Century of War (below)."
A Century of War: Lincoln, Wilson & Roosevelt
A Century of War: Lincoln, Wilson & Roosevelt
"Heretic #25 Denson beautifully illustrates Randolph Bourne's timeless observation that "war is the health of the state" in this compact little classic. Available online at Mises.org."
Policing America's Empire: The United States, the Philippines, and the Rise of the Surveillance State (New Perspectives in Se Asian Studies)
Policing America's Empire: The United States, the Philippines, and the Rise of the Surveillance State (New Perspectives in Se Asian Studies)
"Heretic #26 McCoy details the imperial origins of the National Security Surveillance State in the aftermath of the Spanish-American War in the Philippines where convergence of biometric technology and police state repression came together and were exported back to America. The same process is underway in Iraq and Afghanistan and being exported back to the domestic Homeland Security apparatus."
Colonial Crucible: Empire in the Making of the Modern American State
Colonial Crucible: Empire in the Making of the Modern American State
"Further demonstration of the imperial roots of modern police state repression technologies and ideologies, and their importation back to America to be used against domestic dissidents and critics of the reigning regime of the moment."
The End of America: Letter of Warning to a Young Patriot
The End of America: Letter of Warning to a Young Patriot
"Heretic #27 Wolf's cataloging of the deadly steps toward fascist repression dictatorial regimes have repeatedly used, and how such measures are underway in contemporary America today. Excellent companion volume to the two works above on the origins of the modern National Security Surveillance State."
Bully Boy: The Truth About Theodore Roosevelt's Legacy
Bully Boy: The Truth About Theodore Roosevelt's Legacy
"Heretic #28 Powell's eye-opening revisionist account of the legacy of progressive president Theodore Roosevelt."
Wilson's War: How Woodrow Wilson's Great Blunder Led to Hitler, Lenin, Stalin, and World War II
Wilson's War: How Woodrow Wilson's Great Blunder Led to Hitler, Lenin, Stalin, and World War II
"Heretic #29 Powell's damning expose' of the duplicitious progressive president Woodrow Wilson and his disasterous impact on events of the 20th Century and beyond. Wilson was America's first fascist president."
Theodore and Woodrow: How Two American Presidents Destroyed Constitutional Freedom
Theodore and Woodrow: How Two American Presidents Destroyed Constitutional Freedom
"Heretic #30 Napolitano documents the disastrous consequences of the progressive regimes of Theodore Roosevelt and Woodrow Wilson in propelling the American Republic into fascism."
The Complex: How the Military Invades Our Everyday Lives (American Empire Project)
The Complex: How the Military Invades Our Everyday Lives (American Empire Project)
"Heretic #31 Turse documents how the military-industrial complex, identified by President Dwight Eisenhower, remains at the core of the corporate welfare/warfare State."
America's emerging Fascist economy
America's emerging Fascist economy
"Heretic #32 Twight was prophetic when she wrote this bold book in 1975. It is now a done deal. America is a fascist political and economic state."
The Brandeis/Frankfurter Connection: The Secret Political Activities of Two Supreme Court Justices
The Brandeis/Frankfurter Connection: The Secret Political Activities of Two Supreme Court Justices
"Heretic #33 Murphy exposes Brandeis and Frankfurter as Harvard's two great intriguers and manipulators of the 20th century. This is the amazing story of how they created a vast covert network of witting agents of influence and changed the face of America."