How a neo-Communist filmmaker learned to stop worrying and hate history.
Last week the director Oliver Stone caused quite a stir when, in describing his new Showtime mini-series, “A Secret History of America,” he declared that Adolf Hitler was an “easy scapegoat throughout history… [who]‘s been used cheaply.” “We can’t judge people as only ‘bad’ or ‘good,’” Stone continued. Even Hitler was “the product of a [...]
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Thank heaven we no longer have to rely on scholars and historians, traditionally restricted by a silly standard called objectivity, to explain the past for us and put under-reported world events “in context.” Previously we, like the prisoners in Plato’s metaphorical cave, have [...]
Apparently the bad economy is taking its toll on even Hollywood stars, some of whom have begun pursuing a lucrative side career as amateur historical revisionists. First, Matt Damon and a gaggle of left-leaning cohorts helped promote radical historian Howard Zinn’s perverse perspective of American history in a television documentary. Now famed director Oliver Stone has announced that [...]