The Unmooring of American Military Power
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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.
Publishers Weekly Review
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So much hate written by conservatives reviewing a book not out yet and they call themselves Christians....these same people call themselves Patriots while trying to take down our elected President....people that buy Rachel's book are not going to be persuaded not to buy by these right wing fox nut jobs, if anything they help sales. You go girl ....this grandpa is here buying her book. These right wing nut jobs are here spending their time hating.
I have been impressed by Rachael since she began her own program on MSMBC. I had not thought about her writing a book. It does not surprise me to discover her superb ability to do so. She has a beautiful mind and wonderful insight. My hope is that she not stop with this insightful work. What a talent! Fantastic book, especially for her first effort.
Maddox proves again she is one of the most thoughtful, intelligent minds of our generation.