TRNN's, "The Making of Untold History of the United States"
This customized playlist is based on "The Real News Networks' multipart series on American Foreign Policy and the left-wing in America - "The Making of "Untold History of the United States". TRNN Executive Producer Paul Jay interviews Professor Peter Kuznick, Professor of History at American University - who along with Hollywood Director Oliver Stone have co-written a new "Showtime" series called, "Oliver Stone's Untold History of the United States" - currently airing on Showtime Network in the United States. The TV series has an accompanying book also co-written by the collaborators - "The Untold History of the United States".
The series, and these interviews, un-pack the history of the US cold war on the USSR, going back to arguably, the first imperial military action by the United States of America - the Spanish / American War (1898) - in which Cuba and the Philippines were annexed from the Spanish Empire, and brought into a U.S. sphere of influence. (In the case of the Philippines only after the U.S. military brutally over-threw an insurgent revolutionary government and replaced the Spanish as Colonial Masters (see Philippine-America War / First_Philippine_Republic).
The struggle between the new Socialist country of the U.S.S.R. (1917) and the emerging US Empire are looked at with professional detachment - and plenty of sources and fact-checking (insisted upon, and conducted by Showtime Network) - that reveals a remarkably different history of the Cold War than is taught in our schools - one without the hysteria of the post WWII nuclear threat, that coupled with a virulent anti-communist xenophobia inside the United States during the post WWII era.
This video playlist will continue to grow as new parts of these interviews with Professor Peter Kuznick are released by TRNN.
The Making of "Untold History of the United States"
|Untold History: Stalin, the Soviet Union and WWII|
|Peter Kuznick (co-author with Oliver Stone of Showtime's Untold History of the United States): Dealing with the role of the Soviet Union in WWII was the most sensitive and complicated issue faced by the series |
|Untold History: The Coup Against Wallace and What Might Have Been|
|Peter Kuznick (co-author with Oliver Stone of the Untold History of the United States): A Wallace Presidency might have prevented the dropping of nuclear bombs on Japan and prevented the Cold War |
|Untold History: The Rise and Fall of a Progressive Vice-President of the USA|
|Peter Kuznick, co-author with Oliver Stone of the "Untold History of the United States", discusses the '44 Democratic Convention coup that dumped VP Henry A. Wallace, the man who as President would have opposed the cold war |
|Untold History: Early US Imperialism, Hitler, Roosevelt, The Spanish Civil War|
|Peter Kuznick, co-author with Oliver Stone of Untold History of the United States, discusses Roosevelt's attitude towards Hitler and the Soviet Union |
|The Making of "Untold History of the United States"|
|The beginning of a multi-part interview with Peter Kuznick; in this segment he tells the story about how he teamed up with Oliver Stone to challenge a primary thesis of the cold war |
Also, separate from the TRNN series, this two part interview from Democracy Now! - Amy Goodman and Juan González talk with Showtime series Co-writer, Professor Peter Kuznick and Writer, Producer, Director Oliver Stone - from November 16, 2012
Democracy Now! | "Oliver Stone on the Untold U.S. History from the Atomic Age to Vietnam to Obama’s Drone Wars" (part 1 of 2)
Democracy Now! | "Oliver Stone on the Untold U.S. History from the Atomic Age to Vietnam to Obama’s Drone Wars" (November 16, 2012) | http://www.democracynow.org/2012/11/16/oliver_stone_on_the_untold_us
Democracy Now! | "Part 2 of Oliver Stone and Peter Kuznick on The Untold History of the United States" (November 26, 2012) | http://www.democracynow.org/blog/2012/11/26/video_part_2_of_oliver_stone_and_peter_kuznick_on_the_untold_history_of_the_united_states
BONUS!!! The first part of the Showtime series is up right now! :)
Oliver.Stones.Untold.History.Of.The.United.States - Episode 1 (58:37)