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|By: EdwardTeller Monday February 18, 2013 7:20 pm|
|By: Kevin Gosztola Sunday February 3, 2013 11:50 am|
The introduction of Oliver Stone and Peter Kuznick’s book, The Untold History of the United States, declares before any history is recounted “we don’t try to tell all US history. That would be an impossible task.” It acknowledges there are things the United States has done right, but, “There are libraries full of books dedicated to that purpose and school curricula that trumpet US achievements.” The two are “more concerned with focusing a spotlight on what the United States has done wrong—the ways in which we believe the country has betrayed its mission, with the faith that there is still time to correct those errors as we move forward into the twenty-first century.”
|By: cmaukonen Monday January 21, 2013 4:00 pm|
America’s Untold History by Oliver Stone has been running on Showtime. Stone goes into fairly good detail and the series begins with WWII, though to me he could have easily gone back to WWI or even the Civil War to show how much our wars of conquest – and make no mistake they have been wars of conquest – have been influenced by, supported by and funded by Wall Street, corporate America and the banks.
|By: David Swanson Sunday November 11, 2012 4:00 pm|
The Untold History of the United States is not people’s history in the sense of telling the stories of popular movements. This is very much top-down history dominated by key figures in power. But it is honest history that tears through myths and presents a reality not expected by most Americans — and backs it up with well-documented facts.
|By: Kevin Gosztola Friday November 2, 2012 10:30 am|
Film director Oliver Stone and American University history professor Peter Kuznick have produced “The Untold History of the United States.” The project consists of a book released on October 30 and a documentary series that is scheduled to begin airing on Showtime on November 12.
|By: Kevin Gosztola Sunday July 8, 2012 4:00 pm|
A “war on drugs whose objective is to eradicate the drug market,” Eduardo Porter of the New York Times recently wrote, “is a war that cannot be won.” In the report, he highlights how the “war on drugs” has been a complete and utter failure. The “illegal drug market,” he argues, “cannot be eradicated.” The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has not been able to stop drug supplies from reaching the United States, which is why the cost of a gram of cocaine is lower in price than it was in 2001. On top of that, tens of thousands of people from Central America and fifty-five thousand people from Mexico have been killed or murdered as a result of violence, which stems from the “war on drugs.”
This is the climate for film director Oliver Stone’s latest movie, Savages,.