Director Oliver Stone Tells Us Why America Is Not Exceptional

Posted: Jan 04, 2013 5:55 PM

Director Oliver Stone (Natural Born Killers and JFK are among his many film credits) co-authored a new American history book titled, "The Untold History of the United States," with Peter Kuznick, history professor at American University. They appeared on MSNBC with Martin Bashir today to discuss the book along with Stone's complimentary movie documentary carrying the same title which is now airing on Showtime.

The "untold" thread in Stone's two works is that...wait for it...America is not exceptional--and that all countries are exceptional. Sound familiar? Stone's co-author, Kuznick describes the thesis in "Untold" as an in-depth look at America starting in 1898 with the Spanish American War ending with today's current foreign war campaigns. Stone probably doesn't know any better but Kuznick, being an American-bashing leftist professor (btw is there any other kind?) has without any doubt in my mind read all the original works that follow this American-bashing trajectory beginning with the Old Left and peaking with the New Left lead by the "Wisconsin School" in the 60s and their communist apologist-heads like Herbert Marcuse. No wonder these two turds are firing away at the Marshall Plan. For example, William Appleman Williams' seminal work titled "The Tragedy of American Diplomacy (1959)" follows Stone/Kuznick's thesis to a T. Nothing new under the sun boys. Especially this tired, useless and many-times-failed American-bashing propaganda from leftist scholars and celebrities.

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