Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Eugene Jarecki

Eugene Jarecki (director) and Alex Gibney (writer) made The Trials of Henry Kissinger (2002) as an inflammatory, damning, blood-pressure-rising indictment of Kissinger's war crimes. The film makes its case with documents, interviews, and archival footage. Christopher Hitchens (second still) and a flood of evidence explain the rottenness of Kissinger's actions in Chile, East Timor, Cambodia, and elsewhere. (Hitchens published a book on the same subject.) The film is as relevant and pointed today as it was in 2002: what characteristics from the Kissinger era continue to have a hold on US foreign policy?
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