War Made Easy

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Journalist Norman Solomon and actor Sean Penn examine the techniques of war propaganda from Vietnam to Iraq.

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  • Jun 18, 2009
    I stand by Stephen J. Gould's candid assertion that Americans are the most politically gullible people in the world. War Made Easy is a documentary about how the government programs us to accept its agendas, with war used as the example in this study of government deception. This film is not a panacea of revolutionary information. However like a book called The Pretorian Guard by former Pentagon Offical John Stockwell, it peels the wallpaper back a bit. When one accumulates enough glimpses of what lies behind, it is possible to extrapolate and acquire some idea of the big picture. This film provides one such glimpse, and a few intellectual tools for interpreting the programming we are all exposed to.
    Pamela D Super Reviewer
  • Apr 24, 2009
    <i>"We Americans are the ultimate innocents. We are forever desperate to believe that this time the government is telling us the truth"</i> An insightful, eye opening documentary narrated by Sean Penn, which uses archive footage from past presidencies to highlight the United State's media's insidious propaganda and compicity with the U.S government to shape public opinion and sell war to the American people, from Iraq to Vietnam. The film is compelling, persuasive and utterly fascinating. I actually watched this on youtube, but its available on dvd. Either way i would recommend you watch it.
    Mark C Super Reviewer

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