Mark Even though McNamara was looking back to history just as Neibuhr did, but all his experience pointed to the future, just to provide something the young generations to refer to, to path way for the nuclear war in the future.
Recognize that at times you will have to engage in evil—but minimize it. Then, McNamara compares the proportionality of the war on Japan to being immoral. Such documentaries are not only the mark of lazy filmmaking but are also usually a one-way ticket to cinematic dullsville.
His opinions, personal experiences and lessons learned while serving as a Secretary of Defense can provide the audience with an enlightening philosophy and outlook on American politics. He posits, discourses upon, and propounds the lessons in the interview that is The Fog of War.
We in the U. Eleven Lessons from the Life of Robert S. The geopolitical intentions of our adversaries were misjudged and we failed to understand the South Vietnamese in terms of their own experiences.
McNamara was brought back from the Eighth air force and assigned to the first B58th Bomb Wing flying planes. In that controversial apologia, he allowed that he "made mistakes" in Vietnam, but stressed that every other top official in Washington did as well and that he based his policies on incorrect information supplied by the military.
Rational individuals like Kennedy, Khrushchev, and Castro, came close to creating national destruction. The documentary explores recent events in American history and also focuses on McNamara's life and how he rose from a humble American family to be a politician who achieved enormous power and influence.
And we kill people unnecessarily. It isn't that we aren't rational.
This lesson was used to describe McNamara's private life. Of course, they have responsibilities to stockholdersbut they also have responsibilities to their employeestheir customers and to society as a whole. Recorded conversations between President Kennedy and his advisers are played back, enabling you to sit in and listen as they discuss a possible attack on Cuba and seek to avoid a conflict that could destroy the lives of millions.
We underestimated the power of nationalism to motivate a people to fight and die for their beliefs and values. He posits, discourses upon, and propounds the lessons in the interview that is The Fog of War.
Rationality alone will not save us. We viewed the people and leaders of South Vietnam in terms of our own experience … We totally misjudged the political forces within the country. In the interviews, McNamara talks about aspects of international security and how and by what means it can be influenced by circumstances.
McNamara states "Empathize with your enemy" several times throughout the documentary. According to realism, survival is one of the three main principles. The Tragedy and Lessons of Vietnam In a interview about his just-published memoirs, In Retrospect: Corporate executives must recognize there is no contradiction between a soft heart and a hard head.
Use of this device is intended to convey actual interaction with each other and direct eye contact with the viewer. McNamara compares destroyed cities of Japan to cities in the United states before the dropping of the nuclear bomb. Thompson knew Khrushchev personally and believed that Khrushchev wanted only to be able to tell Cuba he stopped an invasion from the US.
Ten additional lessons from R. Corporate executives must recognize there is no contradiction between a soft heart and a hard head.
He only wanted to face the reality and stop this kind of invasion.The Fog of War: Eleven Lessons from the Life of Robert S. McNamara Photos View All Photos (11) Movie Info. Former Secretary of Defense Robert S.
McNamara is the sole focus of documentarian Errol 96%. The Fog of War is framed by McNamara's assertion that all military commanders make mistakes. More honest, at least in Fortunately, not a bit of that is in Fog of War: Eleven Lessons from the Life of Robert S.
McNamara, Morris’s film about the. The Fog of War: Eleven Lessons from the Life of Robert S. McNamara Using archival footage, United States Cabinet conversation recordings, and an interview of the eighty-five-year-old Robert McNamara, 'The Fog of War' depicts his life, from working as a WWII Whiz Kid military officer, to being the Ford Motor Company's president, to managing the.
Eleven Lessons From The Life Of Robert S. McNamara. Robert Strange McNamara (June 9, – July 6, ) was an American business executive and the eighth Secretary of Defense, serving from to under Presidents John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson. The Fog of War: Eleven Lessons from the Life of Robert S.
McNamara is a American documentary film about the life and times of former U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert S. McNamara illustrating his observations of the nature of modern warfare.
Critic Reviews for The Fog of War: Eleven Lessons from the Life of Robert S. McNamara All Critics () | Top Critics (38) | Fresh () | Rotten (4) | DVD (13) For those of my generation, the true resonance in the film may be in the constant juxtaposition between the then and the now of the McNamara life%.Download