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Aro Favourite Why We Fight

 

USA 2005, 98 minutes
Dir. Eugene Jarecki
Rating: [Exempt]
Genres: Documentary / War, History

 

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.

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DVD Features

  • audio commentary
  • deleted scenes
  • extra stuff
  • aspect ratio: 16:9
 

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