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Showtime is airing Oliver Stone’s Untold History, a work much like Howard Zinn’s People’s History of the United States.  Stone sets out to set the record straight, and Showtime has given him a platform to do so.

The first episode concerns WW2 and the atomic bomb.  It is available on the web:

Oliver Stones Untold History of the United States S01E01 – World War II

I can’t let Oliver Stone gloss over the Pearl Harbor incident without saying something.  The US intelligence knew exactly that the target was Pearl Harbor, and a decision was made to allow the attacks to happen, so as to sacrifice the base in order to get the USA into the war.  This is undeniable, and has been the highly controversial reality of the matter for quite some time.

BBC: Sacrifice at Pearl Harbor

Do Freedom of Information Act Files Prove FDR Had Foreknowledge of Pearl Harbor?, by Robert Stinnett

Day Of Deceit: The Truth About FDR and Pearl Harbor, by Robert Stinnett

The Pearl Harbor Deception, by Robert Stinnett

Comments
  1. Editor says:

    Reaction to episode 1? It wasn’t so “untold” actually, and mostly remained in the already told column. The Pearl Harbor misinformation angered me, as Stone is supposed to be digging deeper. He commits the same sin he laments when others do it. He believed what was “handed down” despite much controversy at the time, including investigations into the Pearl Harbor “intelligence failure” and the scapegoating of the commander of the base, attempting to pin the blame on him, when he was deliberately denied intelligence about the movement of the Japanese fleet!

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