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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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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

Wars Were Always Easy to Start

US Politics / Liberal : TalkLeft (3 years ago)

Discussing Rachel Maddow's book Drift, Kevin Drum writes: Maddow decided to write a book about America and the way we use our military. Specifically: why is it so damn easy to go to war these days? [...] The book is, basically, a se... 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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