Rachel Maddow wrote a really good book!
Setting herself apart from other talking heads whose books seem to serve simply as narcissistic reminders that they think they’re smarter than the rest of us (looking at you, Bill Maher!), Maddow instead tackles a real topic — that America has drifted from its founding values with perpetual war without perpetual consequences — with very real insights.
Maddow’s cutting wit, which makes her brilliant as a broadcaster, is evident on every page, making this a surprisingly entertaining and easily-digestible read, considering the topic.
It’s out on Tuesday. Check it out!
I’m currently reading this on my Kindle. I’m only on the first chapter, but it’s already proving to be a valuable history lesson. I’ve learned more about the Vietnam War from Rachel Maddow than I ever did in any of my history classes (even the one I took in college, where my professor had been a Congressman during the war).
I was already going to recommend this book on the grounds that I love anything Rachel Maddow does, but having already digested a small sampling of this text, I can hardly wait for the rest of the book, and I sincerely hope others give the book a try.
Especially if they’re pro-war.