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DVD, VOD Release: Superpower

DVD & VOD Release Date: Feb. 5, 2013

Price: DVD $19.95

Studio: Cinema Libre

Barbara-Anne Steegmuller’s 2008 documentary film Superpower examines America’s economic and military policies since World War II, presenting its view of America’s ‘Grand Strategy’ and what many consider to be the military-industrial complex at its heart.

In his 1961 farewell speech, President Dwight D. Eisenhower spoke cautiously of the subject explored in Superpower: “We must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence whether sought or unsought by the military industrial complex, the potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced powers exists and will persist. We must never let the weight of this combination endanger our liberties or democratic process.”

The film suggests that Eisenhower’s warnings went unheeded while offering insights into what is driving U.S. foreign policy via dozens of interviews with notable experts and activists, including historian Noam Chomsky; Command Sergeant Major (Ret) Eric Haney (Founder of Delta Force,
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From Mark Twain publishing Grant's memoirs to Nixon's unapologetic account, it's always controversial when a former president picks up a pen. But as Josh Robinson writes, few have stood the test of time.

Sitting at the Tehran Conference in 1943, as the United States, Great Britain, and the Soviet Union shored up their alliance, Winston Churchill already had plans to set down his wartime memoirs, once the whole grisly business was done. So it was with great confidence that he turned to Josef Stalin and Franklin Roosevelt with a promise. "History will judge us kindly," he said in his growling baritone, "because I shall write the history."

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Gallery: The 20 Best-Selling Politicians

It is a lesson that men in power have taken to heart. None more so than the former presidents of the United States. And as George W. Bush's memoirs,
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