The #1 New York Times bestseller that charts America’s dangerous drift into a drifted from linking the sacrifices of our armed forces around the world to the. DRIFT The Unmooring of American Military Power By Rachel Maddow; WARTIME An Idea, Its history, Its Consequences By Mary L. Dudziak. Rachel Maddow argues that the decision to take America to war has become too easy. The Unmooring of American Military Power.

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You may not like the answers though. Maybe in a follow up? Yes, her slant is liberal and her wit is broad, but crift least, she bases her opinions unmloring something of substance approximating reality. Despite her academic credentials, the book is written in a casual, conversational tone.

That sounds like heaven on earth for some politicos, some military leaders and a whole lot of contractors who have been growing Jabba-the-Hutt chunky on public dollars.

I do believe I have had my head in the sand over the years to have missed the many cases of nuclear warhead mishaps recounted in this book. Mar 05, Pages. Oh, and dirty-bombing Spain and Greenland.

They must be so stupid! By squandering American prestige, influence, and money, by managing the wars so badly that they were inevitably lost in the long run, by telling the rest of the world to go to hell, and showing widespread incompetence, the Bush administration managed to divvy that growing hegemony up between to Russia, China, India, to some extent Europe, and far less stable countries like Americxn and Iran.


Militay US presidents tolerated quasi-official filibustering in Central America back in the s. Troops are re deployed over and over, this has been devastating on their emotional health.

Maddow is the first openly gay anchor to be hired to host a prime-time news program in the United States.

It isn’t just because of inflated housing. Suppose they gave a war and no one protested?

Drift: The Unmooring of American Military Power

Drift is a book uunmooring reading. Also, it seemed to serve as a way to chip away at Reagan, which she seems to harp on. Easy to say, hard to do. Views Read Edit View history.

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The exceptions, of course, are those in the military, guard, and reserves and their families, for whom she maintains an appropriately reverential and respectful regard.

It took me almost a month to read this oops, overdue library fineseven though it’s under pages, because I had to keep putting it down. Nov 14, Jason rated it really liked it Shelves: Again, only a couple of anectodes.

After the presidential election,…. View all 11 comments. This courageous book deserves to spark a national debate about the purpose of war. May 12, 3: April 21, Media after Vietnam Panelists talked about how war reporting and press relations with the amfrican have changed since the Vietnam War. Wilson’s invasion of Veracruz, then the Pancho Villa expedition.


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Almost as bad as “Jon Stewart politics”: Rachel Maddow’s book takes you through — step-by-step, war-by-war — all of the decisions made since the end of the Vietnam War. One of molitary favorite things about this book is that it is written by a talk show host, someone in So this is a book about how we’ve let military spending run amok and ushered in a new way of thinking, or more accurately, not thinking about our constant state of war.

Preview — Drift by Rachel Maddow. Another adventure by LBJ, simultaneous with his Vietnam escalation. The CIA has also become massively more powerful, able to act in some senses as a secret military force that presidents can use and abuse with almost no oversight, even from Congress.