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Alternate title:9/11, fear & the selling of American empire
Summary:A discussion of how the events of September 11, 2001 have influenced the United States' politics, from advancing a pre-existing military agenda to curtailing civil liberties and social programs. Places the Bush administration's justifications for the war(s) in the context of the struggle by neo-conservatives to increase American power globally by means of force. Contends that the administration has deliberately manipulated intelligence, political imagery, and fear to garner support for American military intervention.
Description:Includes interviews with: Scott Ritter, Daniel Ellsberg, Jody Williams, Norman Mailer, Noam Chomsky, Medea Benjamin, Mark Crispin Miller, William Hartung, Vandana Shiva, Kevin Danaher, Chalmers Johnson, Benjamin Barber, Stan Goff, and Karen Kwiatkowski.
Creator:Earp, Jeremy
Jhally, Sut
Immediate Pictures
Provider:Media Education Foundation
Place of origin – Continent:North America
Place of origin – Country:United States
Place of origin – Region:Massachusetts
Place of origin – Settlement:Northampton
Topical subjects:United States -- Foreign relations -- 2001-2009
United States -- Military policy -- 21st century
Unilateral acts (International law)
September 11 Terrorist Attacks, 2001 -- Influence
War on Terrorism, 2001-2009
Iraq War, 2003-
Mass media -- Political aspects -- United States
Bush, George W. (George Walker), 1946-
Genre:Documentary films
Repository:Nonprint Media Services
Browse terms:Government, Law, Politics
War, Military
Broadcasting, Communications
Films@UM Browse terms:Government, Law, Politics
War and International Conflicts
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