I do not believe this is a conspiracy book. It's more along the lines of "why do we keep doing things that don't work?" kind of book. I just did a recap of the 1950's-1990 and was amazed at just how many "broken arrow" events have occurred (that's the Air Forces term for an accident involving a nuclear devise, not necessarily a nuclear explosion). For instance, did you know that the U.S. Air Force dropped two bombs on Toronto? The conventional explosives detonated but the devises failed. That shouldn't make you feel too comfortable, those things are supposed to cause holy hell when they go off. We've been lucky. We keep flying those things around and have not taken out a major population center yet. Yet!
As much as I enjoy, and respect Rachel Maddow for her insistence upon documentation of her sources, its the "jump" from the factually based information she presents, to the personal commentary she interjects without so much as a pause in her breath. Rachel is far, far ,more to the left that Mr. Limbaugh will ever be to the right. In fact I see her as more of an independent, disproving what is presented as truth by right right-fundamentalists; however it is my hope and desire that she will continue to be, and act as a "whistleblower" on the incendiary comments by a few of the far right-wing commentators that attempt to pass their bias off as news rather than opinion, and remain loyal, and respective of the truth, whatever it may be. Mark - in the North Georgia Mountains