Drift

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Drift Book Summary


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.



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Drift - Rachel Maddow Reviews

  • Thorough investigation

    By Brettiful
    5
    She dug deeply to investigate and reveal a dangerous situation that imperils our country, what is left of our democracy, and our world. But she doesn't just tell the bad news; she tells us a way out. A fantastic book, written like she's talking to you, totally readable and interesting.
  • Disappointing

    By Czech6
    1
    Don't waste your cash
  • Horrible Book

    By DrHartwell
    1
    I am glad Rachel Maddow has no influence on Foreign Policy and National Security. Too bad MSNBC provides her a platform to spew her venom. This book fails to accept the reality of the dangerous world in which we live.
  • Drift

    By Dante7
    5
    Searing indictment of how we have gone off the rails militarily. Patriotic at its core, funny on the surface, scary at its core. A must read. A very important concise study and solutions filled book.
  • Drift

    By Lori from Wisconsin
    5
    After reading 500 pages of "Drift" you probably will shake your head and come to the conclusion that our war strategies are not working! There must be a better way! I feel that the world's freedom is tied to our freedom... and like the wonderful Martin Luther King Jr teaches, we must "have a dream"...but this dream must expand to and include, every corner of the world..."let freedom ring!" "The problems we are attempting to obliterate with war are just getting bigger and bigger and bolder. It does not work!" We must not stoop to violence! "We must meet military force with soul force." We must focus on what we want and not engage in what we don't want! "We must hold steady our vision of a better functioning world! We want the majority of people to live in peace and harmony! We want the children of the world to eat and feel secure! We want physical well-being!" Keep the world dream....and hopefully we will soon shout..."Free at last! Free at last!!" So we all can experience a new world order of peace and normalcy!!!! This book, as the author does so well, educates us in an easy to understand way, the progression of war strategies that are getting more and more crazy, expensive and seem to be endless. This book will get you thinking...what is your dream?..what do you want? Hold true to that!!
  • Rachel Maddow is no Barbara Tuchman!

    By LotRsFan
    1
    Her book makes virtually NO mention of the United States' involvement in World War One under Woodrow Wilson, which is actually THE defining event of our extensive intervention in military matters beyond our borders. Maddow's book is lazy, snarky, amateurish and irrelevant. (Yes, I have read it - to the degree I could suffer it.)
  • Just finished...My thoughts

    By Cifier
    5
    Rachel Maddow, ever thoughtful, delivers a very cogent and insightful perspective on the drift of America's policy on warfare, and the processes that are engaged in coming to that dreadful conclusion.
  • Drift

    By nisusoccer
    5
    Rachel Maddow for president.
  • Do NOT Buy

    By harrywagner
    1
    I like RM, and I like the book.it would be nice to read it. Unfortunately I bought my copy from iTunes. I won't make that mistake again. The book is missing several pages and is a complete mess. I'll buy the book somewhere else. I will NOT be buying any further books from iTunes.
  • Awesome Read

    By Raul Farfan
    5
    This book is informative. I never knew how much the war policies changed since ww2.

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