Join the discussion at our next meeting on July 23, 2012. We'll be discussing Rachel Maddow's book Drift:
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, with all the financial and human costs that entails. 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 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. She offers up a fresh, unsparing appraisal of Reagan's radical presidency. Ultimately, she shows us just how much we stand to lose by allowing the priorities of the national security state to overpower our political discourse.
Jim and Jo-Ann Prater have graciously offered to host the 7:00 p.m. book club meeting in their home. Their address is 2000 Malvern Road, which runs between Club and Waltham Roads, just a block off Riverside Drive. Please RSVP to email@example.com so they know how many people are coming.