Why we fight

25 09 2008

I have been showing the documentary Why We Fight in my class this week, and I was pleased to discover this afternoon that you can watch the whole thing online. The film covers the long history of U.S. militarism and imperial projects that have been undertaken by our government but also stresses the ways in which militarism is embedded in our culture. That said, Why We Fight is perhaps most important for its exposure of the military-industrial-thinktank/university complex, since most Americans are not fully aware of the long-standing institutions and systems that predispose us and channel our militarism.

You can also view Iraq For Sale: The War Profiteers




2 responses

26 09 2008

hey lee, i’ve subscribed to your blog šŸ™‚

are you familiar with this gem of a site?

23 01 2009


No, I didn’t know about that site. Thanks! We haven’t bought a digital converter for our TV yet. We’re trying to go cold-turkey, but this should hold us over a little.

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