Justin Logan on Rachel Maddow

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MSNBC host Rachel Maddow's book Drift has some sound recommendations about American foreign policy, reports Justin Logan. But achieving those goals requires us to identify the pressures and political phenomena that created our pathologies, then using that understanding to determine just how to undo them. You won't find the necessary guidance in Drift, which ignores far too much of America's foreign-policy history, while dwelling excessively on such minor byways as the invasion of Grenada.