Rachel Maddow’s New Book

The out television hosts pens a book about wartime politics

“We don’t even really think of ourselves as being at war anymore,” says Rachel Maddow, host of The Rachel Maddow Show and author of the new book Drift: The Unmooring of American Military Power. “Being at war is the new normal for America. It should not be like that. It’s not supposed to feel normal for us to be at war.”

The MSNBC host chronicles the impact of war on culture starting with Vietnam until today, discussing how conflict can inform power struggles and secrets behind the scenes. She offers up a fresh, unsparing appraisal of Reagan’s radical presidency and the disturbing rise of executive authority, the gradual outsourcing of our war-making capabilities to private companies, the plummeting percentage of American families whose children fight in these wars, and even the changing fortunes of G.I. Joe.

She gave viewers a sneak peek of the new book during her show recently. It hits bookshelves March 27.

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