The Unmooring of American Military Power
This book can be downloaded and read in Apple Books on your Mac or iOS device.
The #1 New York Times bestseller that charts America’s dangerous drift into a state of perpetual war.
Written with bracing wit and intelligence, Rachel Maddow's Drift argues that we've drifted away from America's original ideals and become a nation weirdly at peace with perpetual war. To understand how we've arrived at such a dangerous place, Maddow takes us from the Vietnam War to today's war in Afghanistan, along the way exploring Reagan's radical presidency, the disturbing rise of executive authority, the gradual outsourcing of our war-making capabilities to private companies, the plummeting percentage of American families whose children fight our constant wars for us, and even the changing fortunes of G.I. Joe. Ultimately, she shows us just how much we stand to lose by allowing the scope of American military power to overpower our political discourse.
Sensible yet provocative, dead serious yet seriously funny, Drift will reinvigorate a "loud and jangly" political debate about our vast and confounding national security state.
From Publishers Weekly
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Great book. I would highly recommend this to anyone!
Good lord read it first. What a weirdo! If we went by this person's thinking, we'd still be on a flat Earth. Geez...
Three reviews for a book that hasn't been released!
Today is 3/21/2012 and the book comes out 3/27/2012. And already three written reviews... Can't help but feel they are bogus... I'm going to wait to actually read the book when I get it (when it is released) and give it my review (fair opinions after reading the book. Can't wait! Five stars is my review without reading just on the Synopsys!