It is Ten Years Today…

…since the start of the Iraq War.  Last week my family listened to Rachel Maddow comment on war in our time when she visited Los Angeles.  Neither a pacifist nor a war hawk, Rachel shared her thoughts on why it our nation has a propensity for engaging in perpetual war.  She has written a book entitled Drift: The Unmooring of American Military Power.  It is an American political history of America’s most recent wars.  In her address she described her motivations for writing the book and described some aspects of its context.

Here I would like to share some highlights.

View Intro Video  Why she wrote the book

View Excerpt Video Reading a passage that describes the aging and deterioration of the US nuclear arsenal.

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