Untold (or Retold?) History: Oliver Stone's Showtime Series

September 17, 2014 6:43 PM

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Untold (or Retold?) History: Oliver Stone's Showtime Series

This was my last thought just before I plunged into Showtime's Untold History, narrated by Stone himself and based on the book he co-authored with American University historian Peter Kuznick -- a crash course on how the military-industrial complex used capitalism and right-wing politics to promote war and dominate the 20th century.

Not surprisingly a radical proposal, told through a 10-part series that begins with the dropping of the atomic bomb and how its fallout has rippled through our history. One General LeMay, an "Oz-like" overseer of the Manhattan Project, seems suspicious from the start, as he is introduced pushing the...

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