… and just because her appearance at the Crystal Ballroom is sold out, doesn’t mean it should be overlooked. Clearly bearing a message Portland wants to hear in her new book release, Drift: The Unmooring of American Military Power , the no-nonsense MSNBC show host tackles a heavy question: How did the US military machine go so far afield from its original intentions? If you want a taste of what she’ll tell her audience at tomorrow’s noon chat, listen to her recent Fresh Air interview or read the transcript. Examining everything from the CIA’s secrecy to the public’s detachment from war efforts abroad, Maddow minces no words in calling certain modern warfare conceits “un-American.”

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