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Title:Drift: The Unmooring of American Military Power
Format Type:Ebook
Author:Rachel Maddow
Publisher:Random House Audio
ISBN:0307970388
ISBN 13:
Number of Pages:288
Category:Non fiction, Politics, History, War, Military

Drift: The Unmooring of American Military Power by Rachel Maddow

PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC Drift: The Unmooring of American Military Power One of my favorite ideas is never to keep an unnecessary soldier Thomas Jefferson wrote in Neither Jefferson nor the other Found ers could ever have envisioned the modern national security state with its tens of thousands of privateers its bloated Department of Homeland Security its rust ing nuclear weapons ill maintained and difficult to dismantle and its strange fascination with an unproven counterinsurgency doctrine .

Written with bracing wit and intelligence Rachel Maddow s i Drift i argues that we ve drifted away from America s original ideals and become a nation weirdly at peace with perpetual war with all the financial and human costs that entails 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 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 She offers up a fresh unsparing appraisal of Reagan s radical presidency Ultimately she shows us just how much we stand to lose by allowing the priorities of the national security state to overpower our political discourse .

Sensible yet provocative dead serious yet seri ously funny i Drift i will reinvigorate a loud and jangly political debate about how when and where to apply America s strength and power and who gets to make those decisions .

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