This book, first published in 1955, analyses views common to liberal and socialist, American and European, supporters of planning in the Cold War era. It examines the levels of public planning deemed necessary to preserve the social order and security of the non-Communist world. The recognition that planning and state intervention were a requirement of the Cold War period meant a significant shift in thinking was needed in the democratic nations of the American and European West.
Table of Contents
1. The Aftermath of War and the End of the Neo-Liberal Utopia 2. Atlantic World and Eurasian Bloc 3. Defence of the West 4. The Economics of a Transition Period 5. The Plan Era 6. The Pattern of Conflict