Dr. Rachel Maddow’s new book, Drift: The Unmooring of American Military Power, debuted at the number one spot on the New York Times best sellers list upon its release. This is quite a feat for any first time writer, especially when one’s text analyzes the complex issue of our nation’s bloated military industrial complex. Drift is thoroughly researched and offers an unparalleled insight into just how our country diverged from the vision put forth by our founding fathers.
Even though Drift offers some viable solutions to our nation’s dilemma, for the uninitiated the unvarnished historical truth can sometimes be a bitter pill to swallow. For those of you who might be initially intimidated to ingest the many details documented in Maddow’s book, explaining our creation of a permanent military economy and blatant war profiteering, as well as how presidential powers became so wildly distorted, there is now a cartoon short cut.
The essence of Drift has just been concisely captured in a graphic novel format by Ward Sutton. He has created a beautiful comic book review, which deftly illuminates some of the most dominant themes, stories and conflicts throughout Maddow’s compelling volume.
Rachel’s book is dense with vital information and historical context, and reading through the Reagan Administration alone is enough to potentially make one queasy. Sutton’s cartoon review helps to encapsulate these big ideas; the visual analysis is the perfect introduction to a very important book that everyone should read. You can find Ward Sutton’s entire illustrated book review of Drift here.
Sutton’s comics are via Barnes & Noble Review