Compelling. Open-minded readers will find a compelling argument about American military bloat in Rachel Maddow’s book, Drift: The Unmooring of American Military Power. Those readers who have pigeonholed Maddow as a liberal automaton may be deaf to her articulate, witty and thoughtful approach in this book. I found this book to be a reasoned and reasonable exploration of the ways in which we have drifted from our foundational values about a standing military, and for a variety of reasons have funded a military that is too easy to engage in foreign entanglements. True conservatives and libertarians will find her case to be compelling. Any reader interested in public affairs and public policy issues should seriously consider reading this book whether you generally agree or disagree with Maddow.
Rating: Four-star (Highly Recommended)
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