Drift: The Unmooring of American Military Power, by Rachel Maddow

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y9xoM7TMiTA


I seldom agree with Maddow on anything, but I plan to buy this book.
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She's so intensely intelligent. I'm interested in reading this as well.
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It sounds like a very interesting book.
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I don't always agree with her either, but I like her because she gets me to think about why I disagree without also wanting to smack her upside the head... most of the time..lol
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Accountable;1388669 wrote:

I seldom agree with Maddow on anything, but I plan to buy this book.



That is definitely on the reading list, thank you.
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Okay, I'm not through the first chapter and I'm pissed...lol
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flopstock;1389140 wrote: Okay, I'm not through the first chapter and I'm pissed...lol



What are you drinking - it must be powerful stuff :-)
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Bryn Mawr;1389143 wrote: What are you drinking - it must be powerful stuff :-)
:wah: Vernacular, Gotta love it!



flopstock;1389140 wrote: Okay, I'm not through the first chapter and I'm pissed...lol
Why?
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Okay, has anyone read this or started reading it yet?
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flopstock;1391517 wrote: Okay, has anyone read this or started reading it yet?



I'm reading the ebook. By jove, Eisenhower was right about the military industrial complex. It is frustrating reading because I can see and remember the process she is describing. It seemed much more subtle at the time, but it is obvious that some thought went into shaping perceptions.
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Hopefully it won't be telling you anything you don't already know. You don't need obscure conspiracy theories with shadowy power brokers reality is stranger than anything you can make up. Roosevelt also warned about the military industrial complex.
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Wandrin;1391521 wrote: I'm reading the ebook. By jove, Eisenhower was right about the military industrial complex. It is frustrating reading because I can see and remember the process she is describing. It seemed much more subtle at the time, but it is obvious that some thought went into shaping perceptions.



How far along are you? I don't want to throw out any spoilers...lol
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flopstock;1391558 wrote: How far along are you? I don't want to throw out any spoilers...lol



I'm about half way through. Don't worry about spoilers, since I lived through most of the times she talks about. :-3

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