Americans love to hate their government. And they are just as reluctant to acknowledge the extent to which the actions of the federal government have created the prosperous society we live in today. As Secretary of Defense William Cohen once quipped: “Government is the enemy until you need a friend.” This month historian Steven Conn explores how Americans have benefited from that friendship.
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