Meet Rachel Maddow discussing Drift: The Unmooring of American Military Power

University of Miami Bank United Fieldhouse. March 24, 2013, 4:00 p.m.

Written with bracing wit and intelligence, Rachel Maddow’s Drift argues that we’ve drifted away from America’s original ideals and become a nation weirdly at peace with perpetual war. To understand how we’ve arrived at such a dangerous place, Maddow takes us from the Vietnam War to today’s war in Afghanistan, along the way exploring Reagan’s radical presidency, 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 our constant wars for us, and even the changing fortunes of G.I. Joe. Ultimately, she shows us just how much we stand to lose by allowing the scope of American military power to overpower our political discourse.

Rachel Maddow has hosted the Emmy Award-winning Rachel Maddow Show on MSNBC since 2008. Before that, she was at Air America Radio for the duration of that under-appreciated enterprise. She has a doctorate in politics from Oxford and a bachelor’s degree in public policy from Stanford. She lives in rural western Massachusetts and New York City with her partner, artist Susan Mikula, and an enormous dog.

Guidelines for Attendance and Autographed Copy:

Vouchers are available for this event at Books & Books in Coral Gables, Miami Beach and Bal Harbour Shops. You will receive one voucher in exchange for your purchase of the paperback version of Drift: The Unmooring of American Military Power ($15 + tax) at Books & Books. This voucher entitles you to receive (1) one autographed copy of Driftand also serves as your entry for (1) person to Rachel Maddow’s interview-style conversation with President Donna E. Shalala on March 24.

The paperback edition of Drift was published on March 5, but in order for you to receive an autographed copy of the book, we are asking that you please wait to claim your copy of the book at the event on March 24. All books will have then been pre-signed by Rachel. There will be no book signing to follow her talk.

You must show your voucher and attached receipt to claim entrance to the event and claim your autographed copy of the book, so please remember to bring it with you that day. Books & Books is NOT responsible for lost or stolen vouchers.

University of Miami Bank United Fieldhouse
1245 Dauer Drive
Coral Gables 33146

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