Drift [electronic resource] : The Unmooring of American Military Power. Rachel Maddow.
- ISBN: 9780307461001 (electronic bk)
- Physical Description: 1 online resource
- Date Published: 2012.
|Summary, etc.:|| 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...
|Reproduction Note:|| Electronic reproduction. New York : Broadway Books, 2012. Requires OverDrive Read (file size: N/A KB) or Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 1971 KB) or Amazon Kindle (file size: N/A KB).
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