Why We Fight (2006) Eugene Jarecki takes a holistic approach to examining what it is about our culture that engenders such a willingness — even an eagerness — to…
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Why We Fight (2006)

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Details Release Date: Jun 27, 2006; DVD Release Date: Jun 27, 2006; Movie Rated: PG-13; Genre: Documentary; Distributor: Sony Pictures Classics

Eugene Jarecki takes a holistic approach to examining what it is about our culture that engenders such a willingness — even an eagerness — to wage war. EXTRAS The director is informed and eloquent on The Daily Show and Charlie Rose. Colin Powell's former chief of staff, Col. Lawrence Wilkerson, asserts in a commentary that Dick Cheney's ''advice is anything but helpful to the President of the United States.'' Many of the extra moments with interviewees could have made the final cut of Why We Fight, and Jarecki's Q&A with high schoolers is an arresting look at nascent hawks and doves.

Originally posted Jun 23, 2006 Published in issue #884-885 Jun 30, 2006 Order article reprints