Нерассказанная история США

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Мы не хотим заново пересказывать всю историю нашей страны — это попросту невозможно. Мы стремимся пролить свет на то, что мы считаем предательством идей, легших в основу ее исторической миссии, — поскольку нам кажется, что все еще есть надежда исправить эти ошибки до того, как XXI век окончательно вступит в свои права. Нас глубоко беспокоит курс, взятый США в последнее время.
Почему наша страна размещает во всех уголках земного шара свои военные базы, общее количество которых, по некоторым подсчетам, перевалило за тысячу? Почему США тратят на свои вооруженные силы больше денег, чем все остальные страны, вместе взятые? Почему наше государство по-прежнему содержит огромный арсенал ядерного оружия, большая часть которого находится в постоянной боевой готовности, хотя, по сути, ни одна страна сегодня не представляет для нас непосредственной угрозы?
Почему ничтожному меньшинству состоятельных американцев позволено оказывать такое мощное влияние на внутреннюю и внешнюю политику США и СМИ, в то время как широкие народные массы страдают от снижения уровня жизни, а их голос в политике слышен все слабее? Почему американцы вынуждены мириться с постоянным надзором, вмешательством государства в их личные дела, попранием гражданских свобод и утратой права на частную жизнь?
Это повергло бы в ужас отцов-основателей и прежние поколения американцев. Почему в нашей стране именно те, кем движет жадность и узколобый эгоизм, правят теми, кто ратует за такие общественные ценности, как доброта, щедрость, сочувствие к окружающим, общность интересов и верность общенародным идеалам?
И это лишь малая толика тех вопросов, которые мы зададим на страницах этой книги. И хотя мы не надеемся, что сумеем найти ответы на все из них, мы все же постараемся представить исторические факты так, чтобы читатели смогли самостоятельно углубиться в изучение заинтересовавших их вопросов.

В истории Американской империи мало хорошего. Но необходимо честно и открыто говорить о ней, если мы хотим, чтобы Соединенные Штаты когда-нибудь отважились пойти на коренные реформы, которые позволят им играть ведущую роль в продвижении человечества вперед, вместо того чтобы всячески тормозить его прогресс.

Оливер Стоун, Питер Кузник 
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About the author

 Оливер Стоун - родился 15 сентября 1946г в Нью-Йорке.

Культовый голливудский режиссер, сценарист, продюсер, обладатель трех премий «Оскар». Награжден боевыми наградами «Бронзовая звезда» и «Пурпурное сердце» как участник военных действий во Вьетнаме. По его фильмам можно изучать современную историю Америки: «Рожденный 4 июля», «Взвод», «Уолл-стрит», Прирожденные убийцы», «Никсон», «Нерассказанная история Соединенных Штатов».

Стоун придерживается независимых взглядов по многим неоднозначно трактуемым моментам современной истории и политики.


Питер Кузник
– профессор истории и директор Института ядерных исследований, известный лектор, автор статей о науке и политике.

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Азбука-Аттикус
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Aug 28, 2014
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928
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9785389089037
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Language
Russian
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History / United States / 20th Century
History / United States / General
Political Science / General
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