Selling Big Government
Big government is widely decried, yet the demands made upon government by
society often create the need for massive administrative structures. Brian
H. Balogh, Associate Professor of History at the University of Virginia,
Charlottesville, traces the growth of big government in America and the
effects of war, social concerns, and ambitious administrators on this
phenomenon. Starting in the mid-19th century, the early preference for
minimal and local government is contrasted with today's enormous
bureaucracies and the likely demands of tomorrow.
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