Oliver Stone explains ‘the untold history of America’

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PostSun Nov 18, 2012 5:29 pm » by Noentry


Academy Award-winning Oliver Stone has teamed up with historian Peter Kuznick to produce a 10-part Showtime series called, "Oliver Stone's Untold History of the United States." Drawing on archival findings and recently declassified documents, the filmmakers critically examine U.S. history -- from the atomic bombing of Japan, to the Cold War, to the fall of Communism, and continuing all the way through to the Obama administration. Contrary to what's taught in schools across the country, the filmmakers found the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki were militarily unnecessary and morally indefensible.

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Stone and Kuznick also suggest the Soviet Union, not the United States, ultimately defeated the Germans in World War II. And, they assert the United States, not the Soviet Union, bore the lion's share of responsibility for perpetuating the Cold War. The filmmakers also found U.S. presidents, especially in wartime, have frequently trampled on the Constitution and international law, and they note the United States has brought the world dangerously close to nuclear war by repeatedly brandishing nuclear threats. The first episode of the series aired Monday night on Showtime. For more about this series and the companion book, we are joined by Stone and Kuznick. [Transcript to come. Check back soon.]

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PostSun Nov 18, 2012 5:31 pm » by domdabears


I posted a trailer to the tv show a month or so ago here.

I been meaning to watch it. I think it's on Showtime.
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PostSun Nov 18, 2012 5:38 pm » by The57ironman


Noentry wrote:
Drawing on archival findings and recently declassified documents, the filmmakers critically examine U.S. history -- from the atomic bombing of Japan, to the Cold War, to the fall of Communism, and continuing all the way through to the Obama administration. Contrary to what's taught in schools across the country, the filmmakers found the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki were militarily unnecessary and morally indefensible.



Stone and Kuznick also suggest the Soviet Union, not the United States, ultimately defeated the Germans in World War II. And, they assert the United States, not the Soviet Union, bore the lion's share of responsibility for perpetuating the Cold War.


The filmmakers also found U.S. presidents, especially in wartime, have frequently trampled on the Constitution and international law, and they note the United States has brought the world dangerously close to nuclear war by repeatedly brandishing nuclear threats.


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...i wonder about the repercussions of this release... :peep:






....this ought to be interesting.... :mrcool:

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PostSun Nov 18, 2012 5:53 pm » by Noentry


Dom this is the democracy now interview with Oliver Stone.
I will have the full first episode within the next few hours.
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Ironman interesting to see how people will respond to it :think:

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PostSun Nov 18, 2012 7:04 pm » by Tradeshowjoe


Season 01 episode 01 torrent available here: http://thepiratebay.se/torrent/7820992/ ... 01.HDTV.Xv
Thanx for alerting us to this program, I don't watch TV anymore so this helps.

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PostSun Nov 18, 2012 7:18 pm » by domdabears


I'm sure it's on, On-Demand on my TV.

Haven't looked yet.
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PostSun Nov 18, 2012 7:59 pm » by Spock


What you will be getting is Oliver Stone and that particular historians interpretation of the events as spectators of history.

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PostSun Nov 18, 2012 8:21 pm » by Noentry


Spock wrote:What you will be getting is Oliver Stone and that particular historians interpretation of the events as spectators of history.

This is very true.


From what I got from Oliver Stone over the years is a man in pursuit of the truth.

Most off us dont even bother to read our history. We are told and we believe without ever checking for ourselves.
Oliver Stone's perception of history is more believable then the MSM rose tinted agenda driven manipulation of the past, ie Japan surrendered before the nuclear bombs were dropped and not after as reported by MSM.
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PostSun Nov 18, 2012 8:24 pm » by domdabears


Noentry wrote: ie Japan surrendered before the nuclear bombs were dropped and not after as reported by MSM.

I never knew that. I seen it posted here before, but never knew it before that. I don't think that was on my history test at school.
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PostSun Nov 18, 2012 8:33 pm » by Noentry


domdabears wrote:
Noentry wrote: ie Japan surrendered before the nuclear bombs were dropped and not after as reported by MSM.

I never knew that. I seen it posted here before, but never knew it before that. I don't think that was on my history test at school.


Does not surprise me it is not taught at school, In the UK we dont get taught that either.

The reality is Japan offered to surrender before.

People like Oliver Stone with all the attention his name commands help's to educate the masses.
If one does not know his past how can he know where he is heading.
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