Drift: The UnMooring of American Military Power - Rachel Maddow
I'm a huge fan of Rachel Maddow and I'm also a huge fan of reading about the military. So, I knew I would really enjoy this book.
Maddow's thesis is essentially that as a country, we once wanted to make it so that if we went to war, we wanted to be all in - we wanted to feel the consequences to prevent us from jumping in. Our founding fathers put up roadblocks in the Constitution to prevent it as well. However, Maddow explains how we've moved away from that.
It's an interesting read. Now that I've read a non-fiction book, it's time to read a fiction book.
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