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Drift : the unmooring of American military power
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Published:
New York : Crown, c2012.
Format:
Book
Edition:
1st ed.
Physical Desc:
275 pages ; 22 cm.
Status:
Edmondson Pike - Adult Non-Fiction
306.270973 M1797d
Description
The #1 New York Times bestseller that charts America's dangerous drift into a state of perpetual war. "One of my favorite ideas is, never to keep an unnecessary soldier," Thomas Jefferson wrote in 1792. Neither Jefferson nor the other Found­ers could ever have envisioned the modern national security state, with its tens of thousands of "privateers"; its bloated Department of Homeland Security; its rust­ing 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 Drift 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 seri­ously funny, Drift 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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Language:
English
ISBN:
9780307460981, 0307460983

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Includes bibliographical references and index.
Description
Maddow shows how deeply militarized our culture has become--how the role of the national security sector has shape-shifted and grown over the past century to the point of being financially unsustainable and confused in mission.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Maddow, R. (2012). Drift: the unmooring of American military power. New York: Crown.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Maddow, Rachel. 2012. Drift: The Unmooring of American Military Power. New York: Crown.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Maddow, Rachel, Drift: The Unmooring of American Military Power. New York: Crown, 2012.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Maddow, Rachel. Drift: The Unmooring of American Military Power. New York: Crown, 2012. Print.

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