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Robert S. McNamara, Marshall McLuhan, the Vietnam War--and Me

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  • Mar 5, 2013
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What is found below makes a total of nearly 7000 words. This is far too much for the average reader at internet sites. For such readers I advise that they skim or scan the piece. If they are generally not interested in the topics concerned, I advise they just move on to other subjects of interest to them.-Ron Price, Australia
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Tonight I watched a 2009 doco entitled: The Most Dangerous Man in America: Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers.1 On the spectrum from heroic patriot to craven traitor, Daniel Ellsberg is portrayed in this doco as firmly on the side of the heroic. In this detailed, clearly told and persuasive film, directed by two nationally known documentary filmmakers, Judith Ehrlich and Rick Goldsmith. Viewers are shown what many have probably now forgotten. Given the changes and chances of this complex world, an event 40+ years ago is an eternity.  The official Ellsberg story I’m sure has been forgotten by most people, except modern history scholars and teachers.

I found, as I often find with docos, that I am reminded of things I have forgotten in this changeful life with all its highways and byways.  In our world of image and print-glut, we all drown in information. I’ve been drowning in information since the autumn of 1963 when I entered university.  In some ways a doco like this is, for me at least, a rest for my ...
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