In 1941 political scientist Harold Lasswell came up with the idea of the Garrison State, since renamed the National Security State. What problems does Gore Vidal see with the National Security State, and how does it relate to what President Eisenhower called “the Military-Industrial Complex (MIC)”? In turn, relate the MIC to what Angela Davis calls “the prison-industrial complex,” and to Michelle Alexander’s discussion of mass incarceration in The New Jim Crow.

In 1941 political scientist Harold Lasswell came up with the idea of the Garrison State, since renamed the National Security State. What problems does Gore Vidal see with the National Security State, and how does it relate to what President Eisenhower called “the Military-Industrial Complex (MIC)”? In turn, relate the MIC to what Angela Davis calls “the prison-industrial complex,” and to Michelle Alexander’s discussion of mass incarceration in The New Jim Crow.

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