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Oliver Stone Rewrites History — Again
New York Times Magazine, by Andrew Goldman

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Posted By:FlyRight, 11/24/2012 1:19:11 PM

“Come on, that’s such a canard, you know that,” Oliver Stone said. “ ‘The Greatest Generation?’ That was the biggest publishing hoax of all. It’s to sell books.” This seemingly sacrosanct term was coined by Tom Brokaw for his 1998 book of the same title, in which he recounted the lives of ordinary, World War II-era Americans. “I was in Vietnam with the Greatest Generation. They were master sergeants, generals, colonels. They had arrogance beyond belief. The hubris that allowed Henry Kissinger to say North Vietnam is a fourth-rate power we will break. The hubris of that!”

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: bob913, 11/24/2012 1:36:21 PM     (No. 9032034)

The democrats lost that war. Millions of people died as a result of their actions.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: steveW, 11/24/2012 1:46:34 PM     (No. 9032045)

If Democrats do not protest, loudly and unambiguously, this purely evil attempt by Stone to indoctrinate the world with pro-communist, anti-American hogwash, then Democrats will have proven to us what we´ve known all along: which side they are really on.



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Reply 3 - Posted by: TunnelRat, 11/24/2012 1:55:34 PM     (No. 9032052)

I made it through the first few paragraphs before deciding that such anti-American drivel is simply not worth my time.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: krause, 11/24/2012 1:57:29 PM     (No. 9032055)

My recollection of WWII is that a lot of patriotic people signed up for the military after Pearl Harbor. Today, I´m afraid a lot of people would run for the exits.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: JHHolliday, 11/24/2012 2:02:45 PM     (No. 9032062)

I am afraid that you are correct, #4.

Then again, after getting what the Dems have in store for this country it may not be worth fighting for. I am not sure I would want to put my life on the line for an Obamanation.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: minuteman, 11/24/2012 2:33:44 PM     (No. 9032094)

At the start of WW2 we had a nation worth defending.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: gagolfer, 11/24/2012 2:35:59 PM     (No. 9032097)

And we still do.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: GringoinQuito, 11/24/2012 3:22:44 PM     (No. 9032141)

Leftist drivel. Did professor Kuznick conveniently forget that Stalin was an ally of Hitler and started WWII with him by invading Poland? What about Russia supplying Germany with raw materials between 1939 and 1941? Stalins purges, the starvation of the Ukraine, etc. Roosevelt was bamboozled and gave away Eastern Europe. The opposition in those countries were tried by a kangaroo court, hung, or sent to the gulag. These leftist intellectuals make me physically ill. I wish they could have lived in Russia during that time

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Reply 9 - Posted by: bdog, 11/24/2012 3:38:38 PM     (No. 9032154)

Didn´t Patton want to continue on and take Moscow? I thought Truman nixed it. That would have avoided the Cold War and precluded East Germany.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Rumblehog, 11/24/2012 4:55:52 PM     (No. 9032260)

The military didn´t lose that war, the State Department did.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: rollingcow, 11/24/2012 5:02:13 PM     (No. 9032273)

I´m not sure the parents of the kids who signed up after 9/11 would agree with that, #4. I personally know young men and woman who joined the military shortly there after and their younger siblings who have continued to join since.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: iceman, 11/24/2012 6:15:44 PM     (No. 9032335)

The good news is that this series will tank so fast hat it may get pulled midstream.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: Stopstoreload, 11/24/2012 8:26:44 PM     (No. 9032441)

The officers and senior NCO´s in Vietnam were not the embodiment of Brokaw´s
" Greatest Generation", which included millions of non-career persons who were drafted or volunteered to defend our country in WWII.

This is not necessarily to agree with the writer´s " arrogant" premise even as to the career military. Those people - (I was one, Southeast Asia, 1968-69) and didn´t see much arrogance, if any. I was scared shirtless my entire time there.

The net result is that you can kiss off Stone´s entire line.



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Reply 14 - Posted by: Sanspeur, 11/24/2012 8:30:30 PM     (No. 9032445)

HELLO!!! The term Band of Brothers was from Wm Shakespeare ..duh...just because people are stooopid re history and literature doesn´t mean the excreable brokaw was ever a wordsmith of note....

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