Aroview: Matching THE FOG OF WAR in terms of impact and cogency, this Sundance-winning doco investigates the long history of American involvement in overseas conflicts, citing the morally questionable connection between warfare and capitalism.
Basing its thesis on a prescient speech made by outgoing President Dwight Eisenhower about what he coined the "military-industrial complex", Jarecki's film provides a convincing overview of how American democracy has since been hi-jacked by the gargantuan military industry and mindset, and how the lessons of history have largely gone unheeded. Essential contemporary viewing.
Among the commentators; John McCain, Susan Eisenhower, Richard Perle, Gore Vidal.
Average rating (Very Good). Showing 1-2 of 2 member reviews.
4 stars (Very Good) BBC/ARTE. Unfortunately still very relevant. Covers the entire period from Eisenhower (1961) to Iraq II 2001 (40 years). A calm weighing of all points - USA is an aggressor state. Vidal wittily sums up the "United States of Amnesia".~Sandy