The Resource Drift : the unmooring of American military power, Rachel Maddow

Drift : the unmooring of American military power, Rachel Maddow

Label
Drift : the unmooring of American military power
Title
Drift
Title remainder
the unmooring of American military power
Statement of responsibility
Rachel Maddow
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
When Thomas Jefferson spoke of 'never keeping an unnecessary soldier', neither he nor America's other founding fathers could have envisaged the national security state that the country has become. They could not have imagined its tens of thousands of 'privateers'; its bloated Department of Homeland Security; its rusting nuclear weapons, ill-maintained and difficult to dismantle; and its strange fascination with an unproven counterinsurgency doctrine. Written with bracing wit and intelligence, Rachel Maddow's Drift argues that America has drifted away from its original ideals and become a nation weirdly at peace with perpetual war, with all the financial and human costs that entails. Maddow takes us from the Vietnam War to today's war in Afghanistan, exploring the disturbing rise of executive authority, the gradual outsourcing of war-making capabilities to private companies, the plummeting percentage of American soldiers in the military, and even the changing fortunes of GI Joe. Ultimately, she shows us just how much we all stand to lose by allowing the priorities of the national security state to overpower political discourse. Sensible yet provocative, deadly serious yet seriously funny, Drift has already reinvigorated a political debate about how, when, and where America's strength and power should be applied - and who gets to make those decisions
Cataloging source
AU-TuBDP
Characteristic
sound
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Maddow, Rachel
Intended audience
Adult
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • National security
  • Militarism
  • United States
Target audience
adult
Label
Drift : the unmooring of American military power, Rachel Maddow
Link
https://fe.bolindadigital.com/wldcs_bol_fo/b2i/productDetail.html?productId=SCR_018666&b2bSite=1545
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Publication
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Downloadable Book
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Governing access note
Access restricted to registered members of City Libraries
Isbn
9781921942693
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(Sirsi) i9781921942693
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Drift : the unmooring of American military power, Rachel Maddow
Link
https://fe.bolindadigital.com/wldcs_bol_fo/b2i/productDetail.html?productId=SCR_018666&b2bSite=1545
Publication
Note
Downloadable Book
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Governing access note
Access restricted to registered members of City Libraries
Isbn
9781921942693
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(Sirsi) i9781921942693
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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