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An Alien World Full of Fog and Darkness, Unseeable To The Eye

Kevin Drum reads Rachel Maddow’s Drift and basically loses (as she seems to, though I have not read the book) American history before 1945: So what’s different? I’d say this: it’s one thing to periodically wage brief, smallish military actions. The Dominican Republic occupation of 1965 falls into that category. So do Grenada and Panama. [...]
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Rachel Maddow's New Book Attacks Reagan and His 'Cockamamie' Cold War Rhetoric for 'Partisan Gain'

US Politics / Conservative : NewsBusters (3 years ago)

MSNBC host Rachel Maddow's new book "Drift" focuses heavily on Ronald Reagan, including a rehash of the Iran-Contra scandal, and Maddow clearly chafes at the idea that Reagan would seek a goal like "the restoration of American milit... Read Post

Rebridling the executive

Politics / US Politics : Democracy in America (3 years ago)

RACHEL MADDOW, the MSNBC talking head, has a new book out, "Drift: The Unmooring of American Military Power". Kevin Drum of Mother Jones says that if you can get past Ms Maddow's facile cable-news snark, "there's a deadly serious ar... Read Post

Dump Halliburton

Politics : Slate - The Has-Been (3 years ago)

In the final segment of the her interview with Slate’s Jacob Weisberg, Rachel Maddow discusses some of the topics of her new book, Drift, due out in March 2012. Maddow highlights how the decision-making process of the American milit... Read Post


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