SOLD OUT: Rachel Maddow -- Drift -- UM Field House
Mar 24 2013 4:00 pm
PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT.
TELEVISION HOST Rachel Maddow, host of "The Rachel Maddow Show" will be in conversation with the University of Miami's President Donna E. Shalala this afternoon for a special program focusing on Drift (Broadway, $15), Maddow's bracingly witty and intelligent book about America's gradual drift away from its original ideals and dangerously close to becoming 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 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. SPECIAL VOUCHERS ARE AVAILABLE FOR THIS EVENT. Purchase a copy of DRIFT at Books & Books in Coral Gables, Miami Beach or Bal Harbour Shops and you will receive (1) one voucher good for (1) one entry to the event and (1) one autographed copy of the book. All books will be distributed at the event on March 24. Start time is 4pm.