Robert s mcnamara had a long lifetime to spend “wrestling with the moral consequences” of vietnam his conduct of that war, however, deprived thousands of americans and vietnamese of that luxury honor his memory accordingly ellen d murphy portland, me, july 7, 2009 • to the editor: robert s. Interview: robert mcnamara, defence secretary to jfk and lbj, talks about his crucial role in the cuban missile crisis and explains why his if mcnamara's moral conundrums embody those of america's liberals, his cv reads like a potted history of the us in the twentieth century: president of the ford. The fog of war is a film about the life and times of robert s mcnamara, the former secretary of defense under the kennedy and johnson administrations the piece is a mix between historical footage and an interview with robert mcnamara by the director, errol morris while allowing mcnamara to tell the story from his.
The appropriateness and morality of mr mcnamaras mea culpa those rights and wrongs will not be rehashed here in retrospect is nonetheless worth absorbing for the contributionsit makes concerning the vietnam policymaking process and the role therein that us intelligence did and did nor play mcnamara stresses.
But mainly i think it is because of errol morris' remarkable 2003 film the fog of war, which portrayed mcnamara as a combative and hyper-competitive man (in his 80s, he was still pointing out that he had been top of his elementary-school class) but as a person of moral seriousness who agonized not just.
Let me quote the new york times mcnamara obituary by tim weiner quote: robert mcnamara was perhaps the most influential defense secretary of the 20th century he helped lead the nation into the maelstrom of vietnam and spent the rest of his life wrestling with the war's moral consequences. With this controversial figure's political morality, writes john picton robert mcnamara's other war: the world bank and international development patrick allan sharma university of pennsylvania press 2017 find this book: robert strange mcnamara is now condemned in history secretary of defense.
Robert mcnamara, systems analyst and defence secretary, died on july 6th, aged 93 faked sabotage of us ship in gulf of tonkin to claim justification for entry they are real-life versions of the quiet american, graham greene's great fictional character: sophisticated, well-trained operators, politically naive, morally.
Comment about “the fog of war,” a new documentary on robert s mcnamara mcnamara is less the star than the soul of “the fog of war,” a feature-length interview or history lesson or moral travelogue by the documentarian errol morris, who previously gave us “the thin blue line” and “mr death. For his award-winning documentary, `the fog of war' – a study of the moral complexities of war and those who wage it - errol morris has found the perfect subject in robert s mcnamara, the man who served as secretary of defense in the early days of the vietnam war mcnamara is astute, articulate, lively and thoughtful.
Mcnamara, robert strange, american politician and fifth president of the world bank group 1968-1981 mcnamara was instrumental in presenting this event to the us congress as justification for the war's experienced': he 'brought a sense of moral mission to the bank that had not been seen before or since' (rich.