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The Fog of War: Eleven Lessons from the Life of Robert S. McNamara (The McNamara Project)

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Fidel Castro Fidel Castro
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Barry Goldwater Barry Goldwater
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Lyndon Johnson Lyndon Johnson
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John F. Kennedy John F. Kennedy
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Curtis LeMay Curtis LeMay
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Errol Morris Errol Morris
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Description: Can the United States learn from the mistakes of the past or is the nation doomed to replay critical errors again and again? This is the central question at the core of this exceptionally relevant and morally thought-provoking documentary by Errol Morris (Fast, Cheap & Out of Control, Mr. Death: The Rise and Fall of Fred A. Leuchter, Jr.). Robert McNamara, who served as Secretary of Defense during the Cuban Missile Crisis and the Vietnam War, talks about "the fog of war" which consists of all the complexities and variables that make any discussion of it too short-sighted and fraught with simplicities. This highly v ... (more)
Release date: 5 March 2004
UPC: 043396019164
Tags: Documentary (12), War (10), 2000s (5), 2003 (5), Biography (4), Vietnam War (4), Political (4), Statistics (4), Communism (3), Politics (3), Vietnam (3), North America (2), Spiritual Cinema (2), SnP (2), Footage (2), World War II (2), Robert Mcnamara (1), Assassination (1), History (1), Usa (1)
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"Robert McNamara, Secretary of Defense during the Kennedy years, explains "The Fog of War", a term which describes all the ingredients that result in why's, who's and whats of the political decisions involved. And even though this is basically just a film about a guy talking, what he talks about is pretty damn fascinating. Covering everything from his years during the New Camelot presidency, moving into the Vietnam War, and eventually leading to his vision of enlightening philosophy and overall "


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"Robert McNamara, Secretary of Defense during the Kennedy years, explains "The Fog of War", a term which describes all the ingredients that result in why's, who's and whats of the political decisions involved. And even though this is basically just a film about a guy talking, what he talks about is pretty damn fascinating. Covering everything from his years during the New Camelot presidency, moving into the Vietnam War, and eventually leading to his vision of enlightening philosophy and overall "


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Oscars 2004 Winners (My Version) (24 movies items)

"Best Documentary Feature! Winner: The Fog of War: Eleven Lessons from the Life of Robert S. McNamara! Nominees: Balseros Capturing the Friedmans My Architect The Weather Underground"