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Oliver Stone's 'untold American history'

December 12th, 2012
01:16 PM ET

American film director Oliver Stone has devoted his career to an alternate take on American history. He is the director of Academy Award-winning movies like, "JFK," "Nixon" and "Platoon." He has often faced criticism for his deviation from mainstream history. His latest project is a 10-part TV series and companion book called "The Untold History of the United States." It is not the American history that you may have been taught, but Stone says that is precisely the point. The program will be aired inside and outside of the U.S. And Stone wants students of all nationalities to know what he believes was left out of American history books.

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  1. Gary, Newport Beach, CA

    Aka, How history may be changed for the good, if only the good would care to resist the bad.

    December 13, 2012 at 4:09 am | Reply
  2. Matthewdowd

    Oliver Stone is CIA.

    December 13, 2012 at 1:04 pm | Reply
  3. Denisea D Phelps

    Oliver stone is an idiot who distorts the truth. His series on Regan is a pure work of Hollywood fiction

    January 1, 2013 at 8:02 pm | Reply
  4. Daniel Templeton

    It is difficult for Americans to cope with the issue of "real history". The cartoon version of "America the Great" taught in American schools has created a population who can not handel the truth of their own country. The series is really good and serves to off-set the lies from the right-wing who have painted a picture so distorted that the truth is very uncomfortable. Americans run screaming down the middle of the highway , fingers in their ears shouting"no, no, don't tell me, I don't want to know."

    January 10, 2013 at 7:48 am | Reply
    • Victor

      I have heard this argument ever since the cultural wars of the 1960s and the rise of the New Left. Are there negatives in American history? Of course! Name one civilization in the history of the world that does not. Any nation inhabited by human beings will do wrong and bad things. But, if America is so bad, how come so many people throughout our history have risked everything just to get here? Because comopared to everywhere else this is a virtual paradise! The only people who cannot recognize this are those of you on the Left!

      March 19, 2013 at 2:57 pm | Reply
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