Eugene Jarecki’s 2005 documentary film, Why We Fight, provides a compelling and thought-provoking look into the motivations and consequences of the United States’ relationship with war.
The title of the film is an allusion to the World War II-era newsreels of the same name, produced by the government in order to persuade citizens to accept their decision to make war on the Axis Powers. Jarecki’s documentary explores this history of public opinion manipulation and looks at how it affects our current attitudes towards warfare. Through interviews, archival footage, and historical analysis, he paints a vivid picture of why America has been drawn into so many conflicts over the years.
Why We Fight is an essential viewing for anyone with an interest in American foreign policy. It offers insight into many topics that are often overlooked or glossed over in mainstream discourse about war. It also serves as a warning against believing everything we hear from government officials about military action without seeking out other sources of information.
For those looking for an engaging and informative introduction into this complex subject matter, Why We Fight is a great place to start. It is well-made, thoughtfully structured, and entertaining all at once – a must-watch for anyone interested in understanding America’s involvement in international conflicts throughout its history.