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Drift by Rachel Maddow
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Apr 12, 2012

it was amazing

Illuminating book. Maddow is not a historian, her degrees are in politics, but this book is an expert depiction of the drift of war making authority away from the founder's intent. Since the War Powers Act every President has done his utmost to bypass Congress and conduct military actions on their own authority. Not a polemic, not an anti-military rant, just a clearly written analysis with solid recommendations. Humorous as well. Accusing Congress of "chickenshittery" was spot-on.
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Satin I appreciated the word "chickenshittery," as well! Gotta love Rachel! :)

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