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The Big Picture on the USA's Wars

Rachel Maddow's new book, Drift, does an excellent job of explaining the ever changing process of how the United States starts wars. Presidents are not kings but they sometimes want to act like them to the point of bending and breaking the "rules" laid out by America's founding fathers in the Constitution. Maddow's optimistic view is that the original intentions of the founding fathers can still be honoured. I want to believe her. The "drift" towards power concentration has led to a situation where the sitting President wage war without consulting its citizenry. This disturbing trend can be corrected but meaningful change will not happen without the kind of discussions that Maddow is enouraging. I found her book an informative and entertaining read. 

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