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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Proposals Towards the end, Maddow offers some proposals aimed at improving the current situation: Currently we have aging bombs in silos that we no longer remember how to fix properly, some have wing fungus. The potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists and will persist. Bias and truth are not mutually exclusive. She shows us how each step was taken that led to where we are now.

The book is also structured in a very unorganized way.

Drift: The Unmooring of American Military Power by Rachel Maddow

I think it depends on where you’re coming from: Books from the Rachel Maddow Show. Maddow raises vital questions about how the American ways of war have changed druft endangered our democracy, but she does so without cant or predictability.

In this book, she discusses how the US military has become “unmoored” from its Constitutional role. Congress was given the authority to declare war, forcing the executive branch of government to seek congressional approval before diving into conflicts.


Maddow points out that Presidents, Democratic and Republican, have been cultivating this ability to fight without Congress’s say-so, and that Congresses, Democratic and Republican, have been stepping away from their oversight role. Lists with This Book.

Instead of, say, Private B Bailey, getting stuck with laundry duty, soldiers might drop their blood-stained dainties off at the KBR-o-Mat. It is hard for any of us “regular folks” to comprehend the deficit we’ve created by waging these wars, and even harder to comprehend that payment will have to be made.

Ok, I just realized I’ve just written a long essay, when I really meant unmoorjng just share my personal experience of this book. Retrieved April 1, Strangelove, actually, and I would happily read an entire book about Boneheaded Nuclear Program Decisions.

They responded to questions from members of the audience. Well, really, I judged it by its title. Apr 11, Lynn rated it it was amazing. Since that time, presidents have seized initiatives and Congress gave them a pass. Maddow is the first openly gay anchor to be hired to host Rachel Anne Maddow is an American radio personality, television host, and political commentator.

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Retrieved 4 August It’s the way the founders set us up–to ensure our continuing national health. Jul 23, Socraticgadfly rated it liked it. FDR had his undeclared destroyer-vs-submarine war with Germany.

Markinson rated it it was amazing Shelves: Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Her ths is to analyze well-known historical facts in an attempt to show, in foreign policy at least, the ways in which US powdr drifts toward the Right, no matter which corporate-sponsored, major-party president currently has his butt in the desk chair of the Oval Office.


I wish that there were more US citizens like her. Maddow doesn’t just complain about the US’s drift to the Right.

Drift: The Unmooring of American Military Power

Let’s not forget the coups in Lower, Guatemala, etc. Putting aside her well known politically liberal persona, Drift is the kind of book any American from any political affiliation should read, analyse and expand into their own understanding of America’s relation to its military force.

A book about a sad and infuriating phenomenon This is a great book, by a liberal from a military family.

There is also a chapter where Maddow lists all of the nuclear accidents which have occurred on American soil in this same time period, a list scarier than anything Stephen King has written. You are wasting your time. Ameriacn are not bound by the military for their conduct, they are paid better then the troops and we never hear of their deaths.