Oliver Stone’s “Untold History of the United States”

Have you been watching this?  If you have not, Showtime has this series by Stone that is remarkable, from the standpoint of mainstream USA television.  In the first installment he reaffirms the central role that that USSR played in defeating Nazi Germany and the terrible price paid by the Soviet people.  In the second, which i just finished watching, he discusses the end of the war in Europe and the death of Roosevelt.  But what is particularly striking is his examination of the manner in which Henry Wallace, who had been Roosevelt’s VP, had that position stolen from him in the 1944 Democratic Convention and handed over to a mediocre Senator from the state of Missouri:  Harry S. Truman.

This series continues on and it really is engrossing.  Take a look when you get a chance.

2 thoughts on “Oliver Stone’s “Untold History of the United States”

    • Precisely. Stone also has a great narrator’s voice.
      The discussion of the Democratic Convention of 1944 really makes you wonder what might have happened had Wallace gained the Vice Presidency, i.e., what might have been different and what the same. Clearly there was a changing bloc within the Democratic Party toward the end of Roosevelt’s life.

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