Rachel Maddow Reviews Breach of Trust, by Military Speaker Andrew Bacevich
The latest in an astute series of books on the use and abuse of military force, the West Point graduate’s new tome, Maddow writes, “starts from the assumption that our modern militarism is unsustainable and unwise.” Bacevich, a Lavin speaker, spares no one in his appraisal of what’s gone wrong: He is critical of the public, the media, the Pentagon, the contractors, and the politicians. In her Times review, Maddow says that Bacevich “dismantles the warrior myth we civilians and politicians so enjoy worshiping from afar, and replaces that idol with flesh and blood, vulnerable humans, who deserve better than the profligate, wasteful way in which we treat them.” Read the full review here.
Drawing from extensive military experience both in the field and in academia, Bacevich delivers a detailed picture of America's current domestic and international policies in his speeches. He explores the pitfalls of the America's military mindset—and how we can, and must, change it going forward. To book Andrew Bacevich as a speaker, contact The Lavin Agency.