This is an amazing film: The Fog of War_Eleven Lessons from the Life of Robert S. McNamara

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The Fog of War_Eleven Lessons from the Life of Robert S. McNamara

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[From Political Film Society] The Fog of War, directed by Errol Morris, is subtitled Eleven Lessons from the Life of Robert S. McNamara. The documentary raises important questions, provides information that will be new to many filmviewers, and the answers are extremely troubling. Propaganda documentaries present a single side of an issue and thus often fail to persuade. Former Defense Secretary McNamara’s narrative, because enveloped in ambiguity, candor, revelations, and self-doubt, is profound. The words of the eleven lessons, which appear as titles on the screen, are simple, so they have to be unpacked to be understood. But the unpacking is hardly simplistic. After all, McNamara was on the faculty of Harvard’s Graduate School of Business Administration, and he might have continued to be an academic if he had not been lured first into the private sector and later by an offer from John Kennedy, as president-elect of the United States, only a month after being promoted from Vice President to CEO at Ford Motor Company.

An engrossing and illuminating documentary, The Fog Of War provides, as its stodgy subtitle explains, “11 Lessons From The Life Of Robert McNamara.” Which doesn’t sound very thrilling, but the reflections of the former US Secretary of Defence provide a window into the moral reasoning of a brilliantly-minded manager who became a self-declared “war criminal”. A man who, at the behest of president Lyndon B Johnson, mired America in the Vietnam War, contributing to the deaths of 58,000 US soldiers and 3.4 million Vietnamese…Read the full review and more at BBCi – Films

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The Fog of War_Eleven Lessons from the Life of Robert S. McNamara. (2003)

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