Why We Fight

(DVD - 2006)
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Why We Fight
Explores a half-century of U.S. foreign policy from World War II to the Iraq War, revealing how, as Dwight Eisenhower had warned in his 1961 Farewell Address, political and corporate interests have become alarmingly entangled in the business of war. On a deeper level, what emerges is a portrait of a nation in transition--drifting dangerously far from her founding principles toward a more imperial and uncertain future.
Published: Culver City, CA : Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, c2006.
ISBN: 142480356X
Branch Call Number: DVD 956.7044 WHY
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (ca. 1 hr. 39 min.) :,anamorphic, sd., col. and b&w ;,4 3/4 in.
Additional Contributors: Eisenhower, John S. D. 1922-2013.
Vidal, Gore 1925-2012.
McCain, John 1936-
Jarecki, Eugene


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Sep 13, 2012
  • akirakato rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This 2005 documentary film explores a half-century of U.S. foreign policy from World War II to the Iraq War.
It starts with the 1961 Farewell Address of Dwight Eisenhower, who warned that the political and corporate interests had become alarmingly entangled in the business of war as a form of the so-called "military-industrial complex."
The United States of America is drifting dangerously far from her founding principles toward a more imperial and self-distructing future with an ever-increasing defence budget.
Later in the film, the director reveals an evil-force as a form of the "military-industry-Congress-thinktank complex."
The title sounds quite sarcastic because it refers to the World War II-era propaganda movies commissioned by the U.S. Government to justify their decision to enter the war against the Axis Powers.
If you view the film, you will certainly come to undestand who is making war for whom.

Jul 08, 2011
  • pagetrnr rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Incredible movie. War for profit! What an outrage. Let us take back democracy from the multinational profiteers, dealers in death, before it is too late. It may already be too late. The politicians of the most powerful nation on earth (US spends more on military than the rest of the world combined) are already under the thumb of the arms manufacturers.

Mar 01, 2010
  • Bobert rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

an edge of your seat documentary, every section is more shocking than the last. War affects us all and the military indsustrial complex is a driver of it. This film is a must see. A brave exploration of this too often hidden problem.

Mar 01, 2010
  • RTurner rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

A fascinating subject is well presented in this film. The degree to which the military-industrial complex pervades the workings of the United States is truly frightening, and 'Why We Fight' gives valuable insight into this.
The companion website features a 70-odd-page study guide to accompany the film.

Jan 17, 2010
  • angie3d rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Very interesting prospective on why US fights


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