6 sound discs (7 hr., 32 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Identifying what the author believes to be a battle between the priorities of civilian life and the war, the host of the critically acclaimed The Rachel Maddow show explains that today's focus on national security is actually compromising national stability, tracing the historical events and contributing factors that have promoted a deeply militarized American culture.
Prologue: Is it too late to descope this? -- G.I. Joe, Ho Chi Minh, and the American art of fighting about fighting -- A nation at peace everywhere in the world -- Let 'er fly -- Isle of spice -- Stupid regulations -- Mylanta, 'tis of thee -- Doing more with less (hassle) -- "One hell of a killing machine" -- An $8 trillion fungus among us -- Epilogue: You build it, you own it.